Scottish island mum began life on January 1st 2013 as a year long project that required a blog post every day. What started as a personal blog about the life of a mum living on a Scottish island soon became a growing community that included readers from all over the world. Using social network sites support for Scottish island mum grew quickly and soon this community was becoming involved in the life of a mother whose various projects reached out and touched so many lives. Time and again Scottish island mum proved the power of the Internet to share, comment, evaluate and, ultimately, make a difference. With increasing page views every day and new visitors joining the community a shared dialogue became established on all that was good and positive in the world.
At the end of the project Scottish island mum had received 40,000 page views. The sharing that is at the heart of Scottish island mum has now brought us to this new site for 2014. This site has taken note of all the feedback received in 2013 and reflects what we all love about the Scottish island mum story.
Selection of writings and media work –
Featured in the Eco Create Inspiring Upcycling Artist series – January 2016
Article on homeschooling for the website Ourmomspot – March 2014
Travel writing through place and time for Waverly Fitzgerald’s site Living in Season – ‘The isle of Eigg.’
June 13th 2013 Interview in the Sunday Post newspaper entitled ‘From traffic jams to tranquillity’ focusing on the decision to move to the island and what life is like now.
Guest blogger for The Good Life in Practice. ‘Self-sufficiency on a Scottish island.’
Commissioned article on ‘Seasonal Wreaths‘ for Waverly Fitzgerald’s Living in Season
Interview on the Nature Freedom website focusing on the history of Scottish island mum.
22nd January 2014 Scottish island mum was a panellist on the BBC Radio Scotland programme ‘Morning Call’ debating the role of parents in their children’s career decisions. She is now a regular panel member covering a range of topical issues.
In October and November 2014 Scottish island mum was selected as one of the official bloggers for the RBS Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes Awards 2014. She covered two categories to include Community Champion of the year and Environmental Project of the year. She attended the star studded red carpet event that was televised and published an article on that night on her website. It was a complete honour to be involved.
Scottish island mum features in the media regularly. She is available for interview for inclusion in web articles, hard copy articles, television and radio. All copy must be approved by Scottish island mum before publication. Topics that she has commented on include –
Living off the land & smallholding
Education, especially alternative provisions (Scottish island mum has home educated her four children for over 10 years)
Turning a craft hobby into a small business
Meditation, mindfulness & spirituality
Scottish island mum is also available for public speaking events. She also works with a number of talented photographers who produce commissioned images for her site. All images remain the property of the named photographer.
Please contact Scottish island mum via the contact page with any media enquires.