About the author

Dr Bonnie VandeSteeg lives in London but is still a regular visitor to Badenoch and Strathspey. She was a teacher for over 30 years and taught many subjects in a range of educational institutions, including English as a Foreign Language in adult education, economics for the Open University and latterly A-level philosophy and anthropology in a London sixth form college. Her anthropology studies and research were sandwiched between these work commitments. Retirement has brought time to devote to writing and involvement in campaigning on issues discussed in her book such as land use, the environment, housing, and improving local community participation in decision-making. She also continues her hillwalking and climbing interests and is an active member of a number of mountaineering clubs, including the Strathspey Mountain Club.