2022 is designated Scotland's Year of Stories. To mark this, over at the main Galloway Raiders site, we're recording a story a month, which you can view on YouTube. Just click the button below
As we move towards Crockett's birthday - a time for reflection and gingerbread rabbits - the commitment is that by 24th of this month half of the 'complete' Crockett will be available for FREE PDF download. The 'pinch point' is The Adventurer in Spain which will be available at this point without the 150 illustrations embedded in the text. However, as soon as possible, a variety of ways to view these illustrations will be possible.
The other exciting news is that on Crockett's birthday a 'new' version of this site will be available. You will be able to Explore more about Crockett, his life and works as the archive is 'tweaked' and developed into its next stage.
Don't forget there's information at the Galloway Raiders site too www.gallowayraiders.co.uk deals with the Life, Literature and Legacy
Progress is mostly behind the scenes, I'll admit. I can announce that we've completed the conversion and proofing of ALL the texts. The pinch point is that I still need to write introductions for about 15 titles and I'm working in chronological order, refusing to put up those Galloway novels which I've already got intros for from the 2014 Galloway edition. That and what may passingly call itself a summer are the reason the pace has slowed. Writing the introductions means revisiting the archive and visiting the archive means hours lost in enjoyable and diverting activity... but yes, very time consuming.
I'm also trying to learn enough tech to work out better ways to digitise the archive into a more easily shareable form (without it costing the earth).
Still, as of 10th July there's a third of the works available in downloadable format - taking us to 1901. I'll possibly pick off a few in the next couple of months - 1901-1903 are largely unexplored and my goal is to try and get up to 'the last decade' done before winter sets in. Then, with dark days, the pace will pick up and I'm confident (as ever I can be) that I'll have the whole lot done by next spring. We'll see.
As we come out of hibernation (and maybe lockdown) we are now well advanced in the conversion process . The next goal is to get 22 titles available for the anniversary of Crockett's death (April 16th). This takes us up to the year 1900. You can download all available texts free in pdf format from Texts
If you have any specific titles in mind in the meantime for reading or research purposes, contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to oblige.
Hibernation has its advantages. We've been cracking on with re-editing, revising and generally 'tidying up' for the NEW Galloway Raiders edition of Complete Crockett. And the original plan to post up one new title per week throughout 2021 has been adapted (and of course improved). The first five texts are now available for download - covering the years 1893 and 1894. Subsequent texts will be added singly or in batches just as soon as we have them 'done'. Check out TEXTS for the latest additions
Work is also being undertaken in the archive with Crockett's letters and other relevant materials.