Christine Ritchie was born & brought in the Black Isle, of Gaelic-speaking parents though not fluent herself. She studied at Aberdeen University, then taught English & Geography at Fraserburgh Academy. Married (now widowed) with 3 children. She was involved for many years with Epilepsy Scotland, serving on the Board of Directors with 3 years as Chair. Now retired, Christine is secretary of Fraserburgh 50+ Walking Club and has recently become co-editor of the Grampian 50+ Network magazine. She is also a voluntary adult literacy tutor.
Christine’s poem for Time and Time, Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, Clearance, will be performed at Clydebank, Holyhead and Peterhead, and published in the Time and Tide anthology.