From across the Minch and through the medium of Twitter, news has reached me of the death of Mary Beith at her home in Sutherland. Although I never met Mary in the flesh, I was in touch with her through Twitter, where she operated as @igrannie. Her last posting there was on 26 August last year, and I gather that her health started to deteriorate earlier through last year.
Mary is better known in the North West Highlands through her writings
on the subject of Gaelic medicine in the West Highland Free Press and
has also published books.
I would like to dedicate this post to Mary’s memory, and convey my condolences to her family and friends.