In Jimmie Macgregor's Scotland we are offered a personal yet wide ranging and informative impression of a small country of only five million people. The book is stunningly illustrated with specially commissioned photography which brings the countryside and the characters in Jimmie's Scotland to life.
Jimmie Macgregor is a Scottish folksinger and broadcaster.
In 1960, Macgregor formed a musical partnership with the folksinger Robin Hall that would last 20 years. They appeared extensively on BBC Television – both on the Tonight programme and on the White Heather Club. Both were also members of The Galliards with Leon Rosselson and Shirley Bland. Hall and Macgregor recorded over 20 albums during their partnership, which ended in 1981. One of their most successful singles was the anthem Football Crazy, released in 1960 on Decca Records.
Macgregor went on to make radio and television programmes. Books based on his programmes on long-distance walking included The West Highland Way, In the Footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Along the Southern Upland Way. He presented Macgregor's Gathering, a long-running show for Radio Scotland.