Nan Shepherd

Nan Shepherd was a Scottish writer and poet well-known for her nonfiction book The Living Mountain, in which she recounts her many vivid experiences walking in the Cairngorms. She lived most of her 88 years in the Aberdeen region, teaching English at the Aberdeen College of Education and writing novels, nonfiction and poetry. Thirty-five years after her death in 1981, her face was added to the Royal Bank of Scotland’s five-pound note in honor of her legacy. (Photo: Unknown)

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