Alasdair and the Clan WarWhen shepherds arrive in the land of the even farthest north, Alasdair is horrified.  He is appalled at the thought of strangers settling on their land, grazing sheep on their hills and taking stones for their houses.  The McDorwuffs ask God for advice but God does not give it for to give advice where it is not wanted is not God’s way.
Headed by Alasdair, the McDorwuffs conduct a campaign against the shepherds who retaliate by setting traps for the McDorwuffs.  The McDorwuffs neglect the land of the even farthest north as Alasdair makes plans to rid themselves of the shepherds.  However his plan backfires when a lamb, searching for its mother, is in danger of being killed by Alasdair’s trap.  Realising the enormity of what he was planning to do, Alasdair risks his own life in order to save the lamb before asking God to tell them what they did wrong.  Together the shepherds and McDorwuffs plant signs – red warning triangles with pictures of falling rocks as a warning and a reminder.

And God smiled to see them working and living in peace and was happy that the land of the even farthest north would once more be cared for and love.  For that was God’s way.

The McDorwuffs are a clan of small, stout Scottish people whose home is around the shores of Loch Laxford in Sutherland.  They are rockherds, looking after the rocks and hills of the even farthest north.
The McDorwuffs have a special relationship with God, trekking up to the top of the mountain called Foinaven to talk about their problems and ask God’s advice.  But if they don’t like the advice they’re given then generally ignore it!
These eight often funny stories in the series try to show something of the way in which God’s love works in the world.  Some of the stories are loosely based on the parables of Jesus.  They tackle themes such as greed, selfishness, pride, making difficult choices and how we treat others.  The stories will appeal to all ages and especially to children aged from 5 to 9.
Books are available from myself
The stories have been turned into an 8 x 15 minute television series, available on DVD.   Please contact me

Avril Rowlands