Author: Andrew Douglas-Home
About the book:
Tracing the shifts and moods of four seasons along Scotland's River Tweed, Andrew Douglas-Home weaves a story of a close relationship with salmon. Threaded through the year are stories too of one of the country's oldest families; stories of politics, military service, culture and the stewardship of our natural world.
Through vivid vignettes and family memories, Andrew Douglas Home spins a homely, yet forthright and dryly witty narrative; both the perfect companion for those who love river fishing and a detailed and informative take on preservation and conservaion; looking back at age-old practices and traditions and looking forward to what we must do to secure the future of the Atlantic salmon and their rivers.
About the author:
Andrew Douglas-Home has lived on the banks of the River Tweed for most of his life. He was awarded the OBE in 2019 for his services to fishing and Scottish culture, recognising his long work helping to secure the environment of the Tweed River and the legacy of Sir Walter Scott and the house he built Abbotsford. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he worked as a chartered accountant and was a Tweed Commissioner for over 35 years, acting as Chairman of the River Tweed Commission and Tweed Foundation for eight years between 2004 and 2012. He is, of course, a keen fisherman.