Lamp of Lothian – Book Event


Come along to our next book event on Thursday 1st June at 7.30pm!


The Horizontal Oak is an intensely moving and uplifting autobiography from acclaimed author an naturalist Polly Pullar. She reflects on how the love of nature has shaped her life, given her the strength to forgive and understand her parents, and help her find an equilibrium.
Ever since her pet sheep Lulu accompanied her to school at the age of seven, animals and nature have been at the heart of Polly Pullar’s world. Growing up in a remote corner of the Scottish West Highlands, she roamed freely through the spectacular countryside and met her first otters, seals, eagles and wildcats.

But an otherwise idyllic childhood was marred by family secrets which ultimately turned to tragedy. Following the suicide of her alcoholic father and the deterioration of her relationship with her mother, as well as the break-up of her own marriage, Polly rebuilt her life, earning a reputation as a wildlife expert and rehabilitator, journalist and photographer.

This is her extraordinary, inspirational story. Written with compassion, humour and optimism, Polly reflects on how her love of the natural world has helped her find the strength to forgive and understand her parents, and to find an equilibrium.

Polly will talk about her book, followed by questions from the audience. There will be an opportunity to buy books and have them signed by the author after the talk.

If you would like to join us, please register at

All welcome (admission free!)