The secrets of pee!

Sally Magnusson returns to Lewis to discuss the 'Uses of Urine' in an Islands Book Trust event at An Lanntair arts centre.
Sally Magnusson returns to Lewis to discuss the 'Uses of Urine' in an Islands Book Trust event at An Lanntair arts centre.

SALLY Magnusson is a lady who needs no introduction. An award-winning writer and journalist, reporter on ‘Panorama’, anchor of ‘Reporting Scotland’ and presenter of ‘Songs of Praise’, Radio 4’s ‘Tracing Your Roots’ and Radio Scotland’s popular magazine programme ‘Sally on Sunday’; Sally’s is a face and voice that’s instantly recognisable.

And Sally is making her return to the Western Isles next week to discuss what first appears to be a rather unusual topic – the uses of urine!

It may sound mad, but the daily human bi-product is indeed a fascinating subject of discussion as Sally’s recent book – ‘The Life Of Pee’ – unveils the secret history of pee, exploring its many uses, including in the manufacture of Harris Tweed and even electric cars!

What Sally calls her ‘strange but exhilarating journey’ into the life of pee began following her visit to Stornoway in 2008 when she was invited by the Islands Book Trust to give a talk on her Icelandic and Hebridean Roots.

Back and hosted once again by the Book Trust, Sally will be taking to the An Lanntair stage on Tuesday, February 21st, to tell audience members all about how far our humble pee goes!