Eileen McDougall


11th March 2022

A journey on foot through India's 'Scotland of the East'

Scot Eileen McDougall had heard rumours of Scotland of the East: a place in northeastern India where tartan-clad locals inhabit rain-lashed highlands. Why did such a place exist? And what might she learn by walking through it?

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Eileen McDougall

Eileen McDougall

Eileen McDougall is a writer who lives between London, India and Nepal. She has a special interest in the culture and contrasts of South Asia where she works on long-term writing and photography projects. Her work attempts to tell the stories of the people she meets and the places she discovers through her travels. She is at her happiest on a bus heading off somewhere new, but is still very much in love with her native Scottish Highlands.