This extensive collection of Scots nursery rhymes and lullabies ranges from ancient to the modern day. They are sorted by suitable age ranges, and contextualising notes and word definitions are added when necessary. Contains black and white illustrations throughout by highly regarded artist Bob Dewar.
Alasdair Hutton has been writing and telling stories for children since he was at primary school. In addition to being writer and narrator of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, he has written and introduced hundreds of events and concerts in Scotland and around the world. He won a David Thomas Charitable Trust Writing Award for one of his short stories and wrote the history of the 15th Scottish Volunteer Battalion of the Parachute Regiment to which he belonged for 22 years. He worked for the BBC in Scotland and Northern Ireland and has been a Member of the European Parliament for the South of Scotland and Convener of Scottish Borders Council.