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Paths of the Poets



'Real' Music from the Scottish Borders

Hector Christie is currently working with The Living Tradition on a cultural tourism project linking the music of Scotland with Galicia. This will be completed in 2009.

He is also working with the newspaper the “Mearns Leader” to produce a Travel Diary on a fortnightly basis, covering a motorhome journey through France and Spain to the Canary Islands and on a commission for South American Explorer magazine on the phenomenon of the Guanajuato mummies in Mexico.

Another commission for 2009 was given by “Scots Magazine” to publish his research into a little known episode of Scottish history, involving 19th Century Mexican/American War. This commission has been completed and is scheduled to appear in 2009.


The award winning ‘In the Paths of the Poets’ with co-author Roger Smith, former editor of The Great Outdoors (TGO) magazine.

Contributed the chapter ‘Sunset Song’ to the book ‘The Story of a Community’ (Chiefswood Publications, 2000)

He has been published in Nursing Times, Mirror, and Scottish Nurse, Direct Roots, The Living Tradition and Mature Times. Additional writing includes a two page foreword to The Vin Garbutt Songbook and sleeve notes for various music CDs.


Nursing Times / 3M Health Awards for Innovation

Winner of ‘Celtic Spirit Award’ for production of CD and integral music featuring Borders music, which judges said gave “a glimpse into the very soul of Scotland.”

Golden Thistle Scottish Tourist Award as part of a three person team that delivered a year long programme of events, celebrations and cultural artefacts, called the ‘Land of Creativity’.



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