Set in the Western Isles, Windscape is an exciting children's adventure that explores the dilemma between the usefulness of wind farms and the beautiful scenery they can sometimes destroy. Jenny MacLeod's mother has died and her father is about to lose their farm after mounting debts. The only way for her and her father to keep their home, set on the beautiful Hushwish Bay, is to sign up to a wind turbine project. When protestors invade their beach and her father has a heart attack, the well-to-do Murdochs take Jenny under their wing. She soon finds out, however, that Mr Murdoch has been keeping letters back from her and her father. Letters that could have saved their home without the need to build the wind farms there in the first place. Will Jenny have time to save everything she loves?
BORN IN HELENSBURGHÂ and educated at Glasgow University, Sam studied Zoology, working his way through his uni-years by playing in various rock bands in the UK, America and Holland. He began writing songs in the late 70s, poetry in the early 90s and eventually his first novel - 'The Magic Scales' in 2008, part one of the Denthan Trilogy. Sam is currently writing a new children's novel and is also working on a series of picture books aimed at 3-6 year-olds.
He still continues to perform his workshops and presentations in schools, libraries and at book festivals. (See www.sam-wilding.com) Sam works closely with the charity Asthma UK to raise awareness of the condition through his work with children.
THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT: May 27th 2010: 'The Scottish Parliament congratulates Scottish author Sam Wilding on the publication of the third book in his Denthan series, Return to Denthan and notes his excellent work with children and young people across Scotland in delivering creative writing workshops and in supporting Asthma UK Scotland's Alert to Asthma scheme, which helps schools ensure pupils with asthma live a healthy and active life.' (S3M-6414 )