The New Road book launch

The launch of The New Road last Thursday was nothing short of spectacular!

We enjoyed talks by Neil Munro’s granddaughter Finella Wilson, Baillie Elaine Aitken who spoke on behalf of Lord Provost, Professor Alison McCleery who spoke on behalf of Dame Joan K. Stringer, Chairman of The Neil Munro Society Ronnie Renton and Neil Munro Society member John Hodgart, who gave us a fantastic reading from the book. The cherry on top was the display of the very typewriter on which Neil Munro wrote The New Road and Finella Wilson was so kind to bring to the event.

A big thank you to all of you who made it to our launch and helped make this day special.

Our e-book is ready!

We have splendid news to share!

Our e-book version of The New Road by Neil Munro is now ready. You can download the e-book in an appropriate format for your e-reader. The e-book is available in a PDF format, as an EPUB file for iPad, Kobo and Sony e-readers or as a MOBI file for Kindle.

To download our e-book version of The New Road from Merchiston Publishing, please click HERE and follow the instructions for subscription.

Official Launch of The New Road

After months of hard work, the day has come when we are unveiling the first ever e-book edition of the Scottish classic, The New Road, as well as a brand new print edition including exclusive content such as a map and an extensive glossary, with terms in Gaelic and Scots.

The launch will take place on Thursday 12th July at the Edinburgh Central Library and it will be an event to celebrate Scottish culture, featuring Gaelic music, readings of the book and interesting talks. Anyone is welcome to attend, provided they RSVP by following the instructions at the bottom of the page.

The launch will be in honour of the CLAN CAMPBELL EDUCATION FOUNDATION, members of which are attending from the USA, and is kindly sponsored by Edinburgh City Libraries.

Thursday 12 July 2012, 6pm (for 6.30pm) to 8.30pm
Edinburgh Central Library
7–9 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EG

Please, RSVP to

Quote of the day

“And I don’t like letters. They make trouble. They’re sly and underhand. They may be going past ye in broad daylight and you not know. I never write a letter myself if I can help it; it’s putting words in jail, and it’s not the man alone who puts them in can get them out again; too many have the keys.”

Ninian Macgregor