Lesley Anne Rose is a travel and script writer who has lived in and explored Scotland for a number of years. She has written guidebooks, articles, travel columns, and website copy for various publishers and organizations on areas as diverse as Florida and Malta, Canada, the Caribbean, and the U.K., where she specializes in the Lake District and Scotland. While she enjoys writing about independent travel, food, traveling with children, the arts, and eco tourism, her real passion is cycling and exploring new places by bicycle. Lesley Anne has seen her scripts produced in regional theatre and teaches travel and creative writing. Lesley Anne is responsible for the chapters on The Best of Scotland, the Trip Planner, Edinburgh & the Lothians, the Borders & Dumfries & Galloway, Glasgow & the Ayrshire Coast, Fife & the Central Highlands, and she wrote the planning chapter with Michael.
Michael Macaroon is a writer who specializes in travel and the arts, and has written a variety of books and many articles for newspapers and magazines. His Scottish ancestry is on his maternal side: his great-grandfather was a grazier in the Borders, and his grandfather ran an unsuccessful ice-cream business in Glenrothes. Michael wrote the Scotland in Depth chapter, Suggested Scotland Itineraries, Argyll & the Southern Hebrides, Aberdeen & the Tayside & Grampian regions, Inverness & the West Highlands, and the Hebridean Islands.
Vivienne Crow has been a journalist for more than 20 years. She specializes in travel and the outdoors, and has written for a variety of publications including The Scotsman and The Sydney Morning Herald. She is the author of nine guidebooks, and currently lives in northern England, about 8 miles from the Scottish border. Vivienne wrote the chapter on the Orkney & Shetland islands.