Peter talks the Scottish watershed walk

SELKIRK is the venue for a talk on walking the watershed of Scotland this evening.

Former Duke of Edinburgh Award manager Peter Wright undertook a largely solo walk along the backbone of Scotland from Peel Fell in the Borders to Duncansby Head in Caithness six years ago.

Peter, who was made an MBE for his work with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme in the Edinburgh area, went on to write a book, Ribbon of Wildness, about the trip.

He walked more than 1,000km through Scotland’s high country, climbing several Munros and Corbetts, along the land between the watercourses which run into the Atlantic on one side of Scotland and the North Sea on the other.

The free talk has been organised by the Borders group of the John Muir Trust and takes place in the Philiphaugh suite at Selkirk Rugby Club at 7.30pm.