Hi , I am local Author ; Maggie Reid and this has been an incredible literary year for me , after ten years of writing ! As a child I lived at kingholm Quay Dumfries next to woodland and a great place to live where even as a little girl I wrote stories in old jotters with the main theme being tortoises!
I attended St . Andrew’s School ( now known as the Old School ) a lovely Victorian building ….with incredible windows and wrought iron staircase with a calm but magical atmosphere that still exists today. I attended The Proudlock Dancing Academy Dumfries from the age of five with Teachers Alison and Elizabeth and learned how to tap dance and even dance the highland fling ! It was later .. during my time at St. Joseph’s College Dumfries that I decided I wished a career in Drama . I adore the Brigend Theatre as an intimate Theatre venue which has a real gothic feel and The Theatre Royal Dumfries is the oldest working Theatre in Scotland.
I attended The Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland , Queen Margaret College , Kirkcaldy College and University of Strathclyde alongside Ewan McGregor and Dr Who: David Tenant! I returned to Dumfries to teach Drama and have two Children : Joseph and Daniella .
My favourite places in Dumfries and Galloway are without doubt Sweetheart Abbey for the beauty and the incredible story that surrounds its very name . Kirkcudbright is an incredible place for Artists …….and I still love Sandyhills on even a bleak day . I adore artisan Bread and Cheeses and Loch Arthur Creamery, Beeswing has the most incredible cheese and bakery . The Bread is truly delicious and not a plastic wrapper or sell by date in sight . Good bread is a work of art , and you will not be disappointed !
I consider myself fortunate to live in such a truly beautiful part of the world …..and one day soon I hope one of my Books will be a Movie and filmed right here in Dumfries and Galloway , for no matter where I and the books travel , this will always be home.
You can keep up to date with Maggie on her Facebook Page.