I'm grateful to Oldmortality for introducing me to the writings of the late Richard Bernard - see comment here
I've just received this book so have only dipped into it but I know I'm going to enjoy his gentle writing, aptly matched to the gentleness of the hills he clearly loved so much.
According to the Foreward, this is the fifth selection of Richard's articles on the 'local natural world', the Ochils, in which he 'records his delight at attempts to preserve it and his despair at his fellow man's unthinking destruction of his environment'. He could probably never have imagined the assault now being visited upon these hills.
|A quiet place - pre-turbine days (Lynne's photograph)|