Tamsin Calidas is a writer and photographer living in the wilds of the Scottish Hebrides. She worked in various roles in advertising, publishing and the BBC before giving it all up in 2004, to move to a tiny, remote island in Scotland to run a derelict croft with sheep and horses.
A beekeeper, keen cold water sea swimmer, and highly skilled natural medicine and alternative health practitioner, Tamsin is known for her rehabilitation and rewilding efforts, and has initiated a conservation project to reintroduce and breed rare Scottish black bees. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, specialising in Jungian Psychology and Celtic, Norse and Icelandic nature folklore.
Her ground-breaking non-fiction debut I Am An Island was published in 2020 to worldwide acclaim, and her second non-fiction memoir will be published in Spring 2023. A limited edition, hand-stitched and hand-bound book of Tamsin’s photography and writing, A Wilder Voice, will be available from Hanbury Press from Autumn 2021.