THE JOHN BUCHAN STORY Peebles, Scottish Borders


“Hail to Priorsford” - Now published and Available! Hail to Priorsford is not an autobiography of Anna Buchan but a collection of writings by three people, Deborah Stewartby, Andrena Telford and Shirley Neilson. They each have different styles and the writings overlap and sometimes contradict each other; but the authors share a commonality – a deep interest and delight in Anna’s life and writings. Furthermore, each thinks Anna’s books deserve a wider audience and hope these contributions will bring new readers to Anna’s books and recognise her importance in the life, not only of the town of Peebles, but of her brother, John Buchan. To take a peek at the booklet, please click on Hail to Priorsford link. The prices are £7.50 (+ £1.50 postage) for the paper book and £4.50 for the downloadable e-book. To place your order please click on BOOK and you will be directed to the SumUp shop.
“John Buchan is an example to us all” by historian Tom Chidwick Scottish Review September 2021 This interesting article about John Buchan by historian Tom Chidwick looks at JB’s life from his humble beginnings through to Governor-General of Canada, Please click on this link to read the article.
“Revisiting the example of John Buchan” - Scottish Review March 2022 Historian, Tom Chidwick, regards himself as belonging to the ‘Max Bygraves school of history’ because he says “I wanna tell you a story”. To read the article please click on this link.
John Buchan and the Suffragettes - Loachaber Times 16th June 2022
On the 16th June 2022, the Lochaber Times published an article in their “From the Archives” feature entitled “The suffragette papers of Mrs Cameron-Head”. In this article, there is an interesting account of John Buchan’s views on “Votes for Women”.