Monday, 21 July 2014

Article in The Highlander

Every now and then, I enjoy going back to writing articles and short stories as a change from longer novels. That's how my writing career started out many years ago and it's great see new work being published. I've always liked the immediacy of short pieces, and the quicker payment!

One of the magazines I occasionally write for is The Highlander in the USA. This is a lovely magazine full of historical articles about Scotland and famous Scots or events from the past and I've had quite a large number published there over the years - a couple of my friends also write for them sometimes. It's very photo led so they like plenty of good photos to illustrate the articles if possible.

My latest article in the new issue is 'Inchmahome: the Priory on the Lake' - this is one of my absolute favourite places to visit every year or so. All lakes are called lochs in Scotland, apart from the one on which the Priory is situated, the Lake of Menteith. I won't replicate the article here as I've been paid for it in the magazine, but I wanted to share a couple of my photos, which you may have seen after our last visit there (can't remember if I put them on this blog!). I also provide all the photos for my own articles in the magazine and it's an added pleasure seeing some of them being given a half page each.

The Priory is mainly a ruin, with only the Chapter House intact but it has a great history and it's easy to imagine it during the 13th century and the subsequent years until it fell into disuse. Being on a small island, there's an amazing sense of peace once we've taken the tiny boat across the short distance, even on the busiest days. I can't wait for another visit soon.



Patsy said...

Looks a great place to visit.

Congratulations on the article.

Joanna said...

Congratulations, Rosemary, on this fantastic-sounding article. The Priory looks beautiful and so atmospheric. And what a gorgeous magazine that looks too. xx

Teresa Ashby said...

That must be a wonderful experience, seeing both your words and your pictures in the magazine.

It looks a lovely, peaceful place to visit x

Joan Fleming said...

It's a beautiful place to visit, Rosemary. Great pictures. I hope I'll be able to read the article! Congratulations on its publication in The Highlander.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Patsy - it's an amazing place.

Many thanks, Joanna - it's very atmospheric and so peaceful. It is a lovely magazine with lots of Scottish articles!

Thank you, Teresa - must admit I never tire of seeing one of my articles and photos in print! Should be doing more of them.

Thanks, Joan - you appreciate how good the magazine is, having been published in it yourself!