Walking with radio royalty
Posted on September 19, 2015
What an exciting week, double walks down the Great Canal as they call The Forth & Clyde. Our longest walk to date was with Radio 4’s wonderful programme Ramblings and the lovely Clare Balding – and what an amazing energy and charm she has.
It lashed with rain for 3 solid hours from Falkirk Wheel to The Kelpies in Helix Park and we rambled regardless, notebooks sodden and glasses dripping. My favourite moment was when we showed our visitors their first glimpse of Andy Scott‘s fabulous sculptures.
We had a stalwart bunch of wordsmiths on our walk many of whom have been on walks with us before or since on my Walking With Words initiative with Falkirk Libraries and as part of my residency with The Scottish Book Trust.
There’s still one more walk you can catch from Grangemouth Library to The Kelpies on 24th September and our celebration of the images made photos taken, poems and prose written on the walks on National Poetry Day 8th October at Grangemouth Library from 2-4m with our special guest Valerie Gillies.
Our walk with Ramblings will be broadcast on Radio 4 on 1st October 2015.