About the Authors
Cameron Taylor and Alistair Murray originally designed and developed the The Real Macbeth project based on the real history of Macbeth, King of Alba, storytelling across landscapes and media.
Cameron Taylor followed his history degree with a career in the Civil Service before returning to his native Orkney to become CEO of Orkney Tourist Board. His first book, Rooted in Scotland, was published by Luath Press in 2007. He now lives in Moray where Macbeth’s ghost still haunts the landscape.
Alistair Murray was born in Banffshire and settled in Caithness after a varied career spanning five continents. He now pursues a number of writing and screen interests and is the co-author of Stroma (The Islands Book Trust) and writer/producer of Time to be Sleeping, The Game and Charlie (Big Box Network).
About the Book
The iconic character, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, is one of the best known in the English language, but few know that he was a real person with his own story off stage. Macbeth was not the monstrous caricature created by Shakespeare; he was a real man who was born in Moray, part of the Kingdom of Alba, in the early 11th century.
From early childhood Macbeth fought real-life treachery to protect his birthright to the throne and ruled successfully from 1040 to 1057. Travel what is now Scotland with a touring itinerary as you follow “On the Trail of the Real Macbeth, King of Alba”.