R P Carruthers is an author living in the Scottish Highlands. He claims direct descent from Robert the Bruce. He is a fluent Spanish speaker, which may account for his interest in writing The Tide Also Takes; a historical novel based on the landing of three hundred Spanish troops in Scotland during the Jacobite Rebellion.
Rupert Copping is a visual artist and writer; a WHOM who refuses to lie down and die. He lives on the Isle of Skye with his wife, where apart from planting garlic and painting abstract pictures, he is a publisher at Flame Books and is also currently writing a memoir
GarryGarry Craig Powell was educated at the universities of Cambridge and Durham, and completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. He taught English in Portugal and the UAE, the setting for Stoning the Devil, which was longlisted for the Frank O’ Connor International Short Story Award. Later he taught Creative Writing at an American university. Now he lives in Portugal with his cat.
Sir George Scott Robertson KCSI (22 October 1852 – 1 January 1916) was a British soldier, author, and administrator. He was best known for his arduous journey to the remote and rugged region of Kafiristan in what is now northeastern Afghanistan and for his command of British Empire forces during the Siege of Chitral. He chronicled his Kafiristan experience in the book The Kafirs of the Hindu Kush. Some have suggested that Robertson's year-long expedition and subsequent book provided background and inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's short story "The Man Who Would Be King". In later life Robertson became an MP for the liberal Party.
John Dunlop was born in 1915 in Winnipeg, Canada, but was brought up in Edinburgh, where he was educated at George Watson's College. In the Second World War he served in the Scots Guards. After the war he worked for Highland Home Industries and later set up and ran his own printing business in Edinburgh. He died in 2006.