Mandy Haggith is a freelance writer and environmental activist based on a woodland croft in the northwest Highlands. Originally from Northumberland, she has lived in Scotland since 1987. She has two published poetry collections:  letting light in (Essence Press, 2005) and Castings (Two Ravens Press, 2007).  Mandy was Walking With Poets, poet in residence at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in July.