The book “Bedtime Stories from the Scottish Highlands” was launched on Saturday 18th November 2017 at the Highland Bookshop in Fort William by the Rotary Club of Lochaber.

Last week, the club’s treasurer informed me that sales of the book, over the Christmas period, had amounted to £2,548.86. As the only expenses was the printer’s bill of £1,495.00, this means that two months from the launch date, the club has already raised £1,089.86 for its charitable work. I would like to thank the Rotarians, and others, who manned the stall at the Christmas Festival and at Morrisons for their efforts in selling the book. Thanks to friends who sold the book and recommended it to others. Thanks to all the businesses who are now stocking it. Thanks for the very kind comments that some have made to me. But special thanks go to those of you who have bought it, and hopefully have used it as a bedtime story.

I have started writing new stories. My first one is on the now familiar theme of the Loch Ness Monster gong to someone’s aid. I read this story to the residents at Abbeyfield House a couple of weeks ago and they seemed to enjoy it.

My intention is to put an occasional update of the project onto this Facebook page.

A big thanks to everyone who supported me as I stepped out onto this very strange, and at times frightening, venture for me.

Best wishes for 2018.

David Anderson