Jul 272011

Duns Library will officially launch Bill Watson’s book ‘Gone To Ground’ on Monday 29th August at 2:15pm. For those of you who don’t know Duns is the town at the centre of the novel.

David Blair, CART’s Scottish Information Officer, will be at the library to give a short talk and discuss more about the Scottish patrols. A limited amount of books will be for sale on the day.

If you are local please do show your support and pop along.

You can help us promote the event by downloading and printing out the poster found here

Jun 102011

An autobiographical novel set in Duns, Scotland. The Nazi’s have invaded Britain.

Bill Watson has brought this story alive and paints a vivid picture with a true depiction of life during those dark uncertain times under occupation, especially as he personally experienced a similar kind of harsh imprisonment as a prisoner of war in Germany.

This story is set in and around the Scottish Border town of Duns, where Bill was born and brought up, an area that had its fair share of Auxiliary Unit patrols all along the Scottish Borders which were located at strategic road and rail links. In the face of overwhelming odds and faced with a long brutal occupation they were prepared to give the ultimate sacrifice. Bill completed the manuscript in April 2004 which included a dedication to his late wife, Betty. Bill’s dream was to have it published one day, sadly Bill died in November 2004, aged 80 and his work remained unpublished.

In 2011 the Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team (CART) a national team of Auxiliary Unit researchers, learned that Bill Watson was in fact an Auxilier with Duns Patrol. They managed to obtained the rights to publish the book from Bill’s son.

Now is the time to tell that story……………….

Please see more on the book and how to order here