What's new at John Muir's Birthplace
The latest news from John Muir's Birthplace - including special events and activities for children and families. Find out how you can follow in John Muir's footsteps with our online resource packs.
Please scroll down.
The John Muir Trail
How can Dunbar make the most of this opportunity?
The John Muir Trail long-distance walking route will be opening in Spring 2014, linking Dunbar with Helensburgh on the West Coast. Alex Salmond has been promoting this nationally significant route in the US, and there is lots of potential to attract UK visitors too Are we ready?
The panel will include Ron McCraw from Scottish Natural Heritage and Keith Geddes, the architect of the Trail from the Central Scotland Green Network.
Wednesday 19th June at 7.30pm
Dunbar Library at the Bleachingfield Centre
Everyone welcome to this FREE event.
For more information
John Muir biographer wins award!
|Posted by Jo on 19 Aug 2010|
|News and Events >>|
John Muir biographer, leading American academic and historian Donald Worster wins Scottish literary prize for A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir.
At the 2010 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards in June, Donald Worster was awarded the prize in the Non-Fiction category, for A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir. John Muir's Birthplace Manager Jo Moulin and John Muir Trust Trustee John Thomas attended the event, held at the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival.
The work was praised by the panel judges, while the panel chair Dr Gavin Wallace, Head of Literature, Scottish Arts Council, described the biography as "beautifully written" and "deeply accessible".
Donald Worster said: "John Muir, a native of Scotland and an immigrant to the United States, was one of the founders of modern environmentalism. This generous book award will, I hope, help introduce his life and achievements to modern Scots and inspire everywhere a deeper concern for saving the planet's ecology."
A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir, is available for purchase at John Muir's Birthplace, price £18.99.
Last changed: 19 Apr 2013 at 1:08 PMBack