Lamp of Lothian Trust: Polly Pullar


Polly Pullar

Thursday 1st June, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington, EH41 3EX


All welcome (admission free). Please register at

This event is sponsored by The Lamp of Lothian, in association with Kelsey’s Bookshop and Birlinn Ltd.

About The Horizontal Oak:

Ever since her pet sheep Lulu accompanied her to school at the age of seven, animals and nature have been at the heart of Polly Pullar’s world. Growing up in a remote corner of the Scottish West Highlands, she 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. Following the suicide of her alcoholic father and the deterioration of her relationship with her mother, as well as the break-up of her own marriage, Polly rebuilt her life, earning a reputation as a wildlife expert and rehabilitator, journalist and photographer.

This is her extraordinary, inspirational story. Written with compassion, humour and optimism, Polly reflects on how her love of the natural world has helped her find the strength to forgive and understand her parents, and to find an equilibrium.


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Thursday 01 Jun 2023
Holy Trinity Church, Haddington. United Kingdom