A WEE COUNTY man with a passion for the countryside has released his own book about the Ochil Hills.

Drew Jamieson is a geographer who grew up within sight of the Ochils and spent most of his time as a child exploring them.

Now, he has published The Ochil Hills – A Special Place, as an authoritative study of the picturesque peaks which dominate the Clacks countryside.

Throughout the 97-page book, Drew tries to answer the question of why the Ochil Hills are so special.

The book is far from Drew's first literary effort, as he has written about the countryside and angling for over 50 years.

Drew's articles have appeared in publications like The Field, The Scotsman, Trout and Salmon, and he also sent in angling reports to the Advertiser for several years under the pseudonym Dumyat.

Now retired, much of his professional career focused on planning and managing upland landscapes.

Drew is also a founder-member of Friends of the Ochils, and in retirement he actively supports the group's work.

The Ochil Hills – A Special Place can be purchased online by searching the title on Amazon, with paperback copies priced at £9.90.

Anyone interested in getting their own copy signed by the author should contact Drew directly on dumyat2@btinternet.com