Welcome to the official web site of the author John Lister Kaye
The success of this book led to the creation of the first Field Studies Centre for the Highlands and Islands. Since then over 25,000 adults and 50,000 children have passed through the welcoming doors of Aigas Field Centre. In recent years the environmental education for schools programme independently run by the Aigas Trust (set up by John in 1980) has become the Highlands’ principal provider, handling some 6,000 school children every year.
In his best-seller, Song of the Rolling Earth (2003), and its sequel, Nature’s Child, (2004), John celebrates his passion for nature and wildlife. Both books have been widely acclaimed; in 2001 he was awarded an OBE for services to the environment, and he has received honorary doctorates from two Scottish universities for his contribution to nature writing.
"…poignant, fascinating, beautiful, profound. John Lister-Kaye’s remarkable gift as a storyteller holds one spellbound."
Virginia McKenna, President of the Born Free Foundation.
"Deeply personal and perceptive… a wonderfully lyrical book surging with the sheer joy of nature, from Scotland’s premier nature writer."
The Horn Book Mag