Susan Dalgety, a long-time supporter and former board member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership, is in the midst of an exciting six month trip to Malawi.
During this time, she will be researching and writing an inspiring new book about Malawi which will be published next year by Luath Press.
She will also be writing a weekly column called Letter from Malawi which will be published in the Scotsman every Saturday. In her column, Susan will describe everyday life in Malawi, as well as highlight the friendship between Scotland and Malawi.
As part of her research, Susan is keen to hear from members who have interesting stories about their links with Malawi. We are delighted to support this unique opportunity to promote members’ work.
Please contact the Scotland Malawi Partnership with details if you would like to be involved.
Letter from Malawi column
Saturday, 7th September: Missionaries once tried to suppress Malawi's music - they-failed - Susan Dalgety
Saturday, 31st August: Politics always comes down to straightforward choices - Susan Dalgety
My @TheScotsman column today from #malawi - it is more about trees than politice, or is it? @Margaret_Curran @GradySNP @ScotlandMalawi @ScotlandMalawi @UKinMalawi @HollyTett @ScotGovID @Pressuredrop @davidleemedia https://t.co/dEXNUGmUOa— Susan Dalgety (@DalgetySusan) August 31, 2019
Saturday, 24th August: Travelling in the footsteps of David Livingstone
My @TheScotsman column: exploring the Shire River, an encounter with lions & my heroes @bagg_jeremy & @MipandoMwapa who are creating Malawi’s first national dental service thanks to staff at @sunbirdtourism @AfricanParks for making our weekend work! https://t.co/OOel6keKf0— Susan Dalgety (@DalgetySusan) August 24, 2019
Saturday, 16th August: How to make world a better place: politics and religion – Susan Dalgety
Saturday, 10th August: A ‘struggle for Malawi’s very soul’ may now be under way – Susan Dalgety
Malawi midges - nkhungu make Scotland’s beasts seem almost benign. Oh, the country May be experiencing a political awakening...my @TheScotsman column today @ScotlandMalawi @MalawiScotland @LordMcConnell https://t.co/F90OaIcxqN— Susan Dalgety (@DalgetySusan) August 10, 2019
Saturday 3rd August: Lake Malawi's chiefs turn down oil industry to save its fish
Chief Makanjira is a guardian of Lake Malawi, protecting it from oil exploitation. My @TheScotsman column this week @ScotlandMalawi @MalawiScotland @ScotGovID @LordMcConnell @UKinMalawi https://t.co/TEVtAKvjBF— Susan Dalgety (@DalgetySusan) August 3, 2019
Saturday 27th July: She was Malawi's first qualified nurse and a true friend
My @TheScotsman column from malawi, where only 3% of the population have access to a flushing toilet...but education is the key to prosperity @UKinMalawi @ScotlandMalawi @MalawiScotland @ScotGovID @MarysMeals @MamieMartinFund https://t.co/B8iMSqi7TN— Susan Dalgety (@DalgetySusan) July 13, 2019
From Scotland with love. My @TheScotsman today highlights some of the fabulous people I have met this week - including top dentist @bagg_jeremy and @MipandoMwapa @WCIPGLASGOW @Handbags4Malawi @ScotlandMalawi @ScotGovID @UKinMalawi https://t.co/dUYFiNujMP— Susan Dalgety (@DalgetySusan) June 15, 2019
My @TheScotsman column from Malawi - how social media connects people for good. And a big shout out to all @unisonscot @unisontweets for their support @Pressuredrop @ScotlandMalawi #malawi https://t.co/DwiFp8eHO1— Susan Dalgety (@DalgetySusan) June 1, 2019
Saturday, 25h May: Democracy moves slowly as China steals march in Malawi – Susan Dalgety
Saturday, 18th May: The country with problems that make Brexit seem trivial – Susan Dalgety
Saturday 11th May: The country where nothing goes to waste
Saturday, 4th May: Scotland’s unique friendship with ‘the warm heart of Africa’