Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso, Scotland. He is an award-winning writer, historian, and director of programs at Scottish Television. He was director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and former rector of the University of St Andrews. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and cochairman of The Great Tapestry of Scotland. His many books include The Highland Clans, To the Island of Tides: A Journey to Lindisfarne, and The Hidden Ways: Scotland's Forgotten Roads, shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards.
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