WALKING THE SCOTTISH BORDERS AND EAST LOTHIAN: Mary Welsh and Christine Isherwood, Clan Books, £6.99

GAZETTE walks writer Mary Welsh teams up with Christine Isherwood for the 19th volume of the Walking Scotland series, providing a wonderful collection of walks in an often overlooked area.

Forty walks are listed; each described with great passion and dedication.

Beautifully drawn illustrations accompany each walk, detailing local wildlife, landscapes and historical features.

The book’s strength lies in its ability to combine descriptions of the route with nuggets of local history, helping the reader/walker to connect with the landscape and its history.

A charming and captivating read.