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In 2012, Gregor Ewing and his Border Collie Meg (‘carrier of supplies, listener to my woes, possessor of my only towel’) recreated Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape during the 1746 Jacobite rising.

That journey is recorded in Charlie, Meg and Me. To celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Gregor will be at the National Library of Scotland, talking about his new book, Bruce, Meg and Me (Luath Press), ‘One man, one dog and 1,000 miles in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce’ in which he and Meg return to the hills.

The pair set off from Dalrigh, near Tyndrum, and finally finished their expedition at Arrochar, following Bruce from his lowest ebb to his ultimate triumph. The afternoon may even include a guest appearance by a certain, well-walked, furry friend…..

2pm, 30th November 2015, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge. This event is free but booking is required; call 0131 623 3734 or book online here.