Fort William is a must-see location for tourists visiting Lochaber and the wider Scottish Highlands. Once in Fort William you should visit The West Highland Museum for their collections of local history and in particular their renowned collection of Jacobite memorabilia connected with the rebellion of 1745 led by Bonnie Prince Charlie and Lord George Murray. The resulting Battle of Culloden was one of the great turning points of world history.
If only there were a great novel that captured the essence of that time and place…
Well, now there is! Bob Atkinson’s The Last Sunset is a stunning time travel Romance/ adventure novel that is winning acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. And unlike many ‘Scottish’ books that are written by authors who are not Scottish (but imagine all a Scottish book needs is a splash of tartan, a cold castle, and a quick blow of the bagpipes) Bob knows the area intimately. For starters, he was born there and lives there now. The proof of that pudding was when his book was reviewed by local magazine Lochaber Life who gave a glowing review:
“Readers too can find themselves dragged in to the lives of the various characters in the book which are well described as real people, especially the group of soldiers on a training exercise. These are so well created and observed, with such real “banter” between them, the comments and the humour – obviously drawn from the author’s military background.