I have been invited to give a travel writing course up in the wilds of Scotland in September. It’s run by the Arvon Foundation, who are serious operators and know what they are doing. The place is, so I’m told, absolutely beautiful… and when Scotland is beautiful, it’s really beautiful. So there I will be, pontificating from time to time… although that’s not really my style… more likely I shall be listening earnestly to my co- tutor, Mairi Hedderwick, and enjoying the offerings of the people on the course. Hope to see you there.