Virtual Event

Ann Lingard at Wigtown Book Festival


The Fresh and The Salt looks at everything that makes up the Solway Firth – from its beautiful shorelines to the interwoven stories of the people who live on either side, from micro-organisms to animals and humans. Ann Lingard, who lives within sight of this ‘crooked finger of sea that both unites and divides Scotland and England’ recounts the history, geology and turbulent character of the Solway, and its effect on the life along and within its ever-changing margins.

“Ann Lingard explores her beloved Solway shoreline for every living detail that catches her eye. She has created a portrait of this nation-cleaving water that is as broad and deep as the estuary itself” – Mark Cocker, author and naturalist

About the author: Ann Lingard has spent most of her life in the countryside, from Cornwall to Oxfordshire, the Scottish Islands, and now between the hills of the Lake District and the Solway Firth. She writes both fiction and non-fiction, fascinated by the way people interact with each other and with their surroundings. She has written and spoken a great deal about the countryside and shore.


In conversation with Alex Campbell

Supported by NatureScot as part of Year of Coasts and Waters
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Sunday 04 Oct 2020
Online, Online. United Kingdom