When in doubt, always shut your head and… observe! Take my word for it, you are not wasting your time. They say in our country ‘Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.’
But I say, ‘Remember a thing… exactly, mind you… thirty or forty years and you will find a place expressly hollowed out for it, where it will grow and branch out and seed like a potted plant
Crockett's legacy 2024
The Galloway Raiders was formed on the centenary of Crockett's death in April 2014. The intention was to advocate and promote his life and works for a new generation.
As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we commemorate the 110th anniversary of Crockett's death and the 165th anniversary of his birth.
The Galloway Raiders keeps Crockett 'alive' through digital editions of his published work (available freely at the Crockett archive site) our YouTube Channel, this website and at live events.
In 2024 our Anniversary Blog will curate highlights and resources gathered over the past 10 years.
Videos and talks are available on the Galloway Raiders YouTube Channel with updated content planned throughout the year.
Enjoy your exploration of the man named in 2014 as 'Scotland's Forgotten Bestseller' and you will start discovering for yourself many 'little known facts' about Crockett. For example, did you know that Crockett wrote the first car chase in fiction in Vida, or that his dog Quharrie most likely inspired Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles. This is the tip of the iceberg of Crockett's influence and legacy, which is there ready for the discovery - if history, adventure and romance are your interests!
‘All authors have just one hero, that is the self they would have liked to be, the gallant boy they were not.’
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Honorary President: Richard D. Jackson. Founder: Cally Phillips.