Aboyne and Deeside Festival: Polly Pullar


The Horizontal Oak: A Life in Nature by Polly Pullar

The intensely moving and uplifting autobiography of one of Scotland’s best-known naturalists and admired writer, wildlife rehabilitator and photographer. Growing up in a remote corner of the Scottish West Highlands, Polly roamed freely through the spectacular countryside and met her first otters, seals, eagles and wildcats. But an otherwise idyllic childhood was marred by family secrets which ultimately turned to tragedy, personal pain and loss. Writing with compassion, humour and optimism, Polly reflects on how her love of the natural world helped her find the strength to forgive and understand, and to find equilibrium out of the storms of her personal life.

Polly Pullar lives on a small farm in Highland Perthshire, surrounded by an extensive menagerie. She contributes to numerous publications including The Scots Magazine, Scottish Field, Scottish Wildlife, BBC Wildlife & The People’s Friend.

Meet Polly Pullar and hear her story.


Tornaveen Hall, Tornaveen, on the B9119, near Torphins, AB31 4PA
£5 age16 and under
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Friday 05 Aug 2022
Tornaveen Hall, Torphins. United Kingdom