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Wild places and tales with guest speaker John D Burns (Edinburgh)

2 Nov 2024

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EL

3pm - 5pm


The John Muir Trust Edinburgh Members’ Group invites you to an exciting afternoon celebrating wild places.

Meet John Muir Trust staff over complimentary drinks, then settle in to listen to our special guest - adventurer, bothy-lover, ice-climber and author - John D Burns. 

John will whisk us away to a remote Highland bothy, where a weary traveller finds shelter from the storm. In his rucksack he has coal for the fire, candles to ward off the darkness, and a little whisky to bring some cheer. The wanderer invites you into his world - setting the scene for why protecting wild places is more vital than ever.

15.00: doors open / drinks reception.

15.30: Talks by John Burns and a John Muir Trust update by Nevis Property Manager, Ali Austin.

16.45: Opportunity for informal talk with staff.

17.00: End.

Members and non-members welcome. We look forward to seeing you.

John D Burns

About John D Burns

Growing up amongst the shipyards of Birkenhead, John’s passion for the outdoors was ignited by a school trip to the Lake District where he discovered a world of freedom in the hills. Mountains became a lifelong interest and took him to places like the Rockies and Mount Kenya. John’s first book, shortlisted for TGO book of the year, The Last Hillwalker, is acknowledged as a classic in its genre. His second book, about his love of simple shelters, Bothy Tales, remains a best seller.

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