This comes after a busy few months for Donald – who nowadays lives in Shetland but who comes from the Ness district of Lewis.
Earlier this month Donald was at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of the Winter Words Festival.
He appeared with Robin A Crawford, author of Into The Peatlands on February 15th. In his book Robin A. Crawford explores the peatlands of Lewis.
Donald was talking about his book The Dark Stuff. He spent much of his childhood either playing or working on the moor, chasing sheep across empty acres and cutting and gathering peat for fuel.
The previous day at Pitlochry, Donald S Murray appeared with journalist and writer John Macleod, author of When I Heard the Bell: The Loss of the Iolaire, to talk about his recently published novel set in the context of the Iolaire disaster, As The Women Lay Dreaming.
Donald said later: “Thanks to all who attended the event yesterday at Pitlochry Festival Theatre where John MacLeod and I spoke about the Iolaire. It was an honour and privilege to see so many come to listen. Tapadh leibh uile!”
To learn more about Donald and his work go to http://www.donaldsmurray.co.uk