Now that I have DEADY STILL, the sixth Torquil McKinnon novel out of my head I’m planning to write  more regular blog posts about my writing. But just to get the ball rolling here is a wee map for you to see where the stories take place. West Uist is out in the Atlantic Ocean, South of St Kilda.


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You’ll see the geography of the Outer Hebrides and some of the places on the mainland that are often referenced in the novels.

Dundee has a special place in my heart, as I spent several happy years studying medicine at the University of Dundee, before beginning my career as a house surgeon at the Bridge of earn Hospital and then Perth Royal Infirmary.



The boxset of the first three Torquil novels


Next blog, coming soon………Whisky in the Blood!

Author: keithmorayauthor

Part time doctor, medical journalist and crime writer. Author of the Inspector McKinnon Mysteries and the Sandal Castle Medieval Thrillers

2 thoughts on “WEST UIST, SOUTH OF ST KILDA”

  1. Keith, thank you for the map placing West Uist! I love the series (and love the new audiobooks which bring these characters to life). Can we get a map of West Uist? Would love to see Kyleshiffin, the Manse, St Ninian’s Cave, the castle, Wee Kingdom, etc. But I’m a map geek who loves maps. Blame the fantasy genre for spoiling us.


    1. Hi Chantal, I am so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the series. A map is on my ‘To do’ list! There is a seventh novel in the offing, but I have two more books to deliver first – one set in ancient Egypt and the other in medieval England. The Egyptian is a new series and the historical one will be the fourth in a medieval series, which starts at the end of this month. I appreciate they may not be your thing, but rest assured the seventh Torquil is contracted for and will be called Deep and Deadly!


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