Patrick Laurie runs a small farm in the Galloway hills. Preoccupied by cattle, grouse and wading birds, he is involved in a number of upland and hill-farming conservation projects, both at home and across the UK.
Patrick’s book Native: Life in a Vanishing Landscape was a Times Bestseller, becoming one of the Times and Sunday Times Nature Books of the Year 2020. It was also shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing and the Saltire Society’s Scottish Book of the Year Awards.
Native has been published in Holland and America, where it was renamed Galloway. A variety of new writing projects are currently underway, including the delivery of a writing course for farmers and rural workers in association with the University of Leicester.