Published: 18/06/2017 07:00 - Updated: 16/06/2017 17:15

Big-hearted mother publishes her words of advice for troubled teenagers

Written byNicole Webber

Marjory Muir.
Marjory Muir.

A MOTHER from Balloch has written a book packed with pearls of wisdom for teenagers.

Marjory Muir (56) was persuaded by her 17-year-old son Jason to put pen to paper and publish the warm words of advice she doles out to him and his friends daily.

The keen crotcheter, who has in the past published short stories to raise money for the Highland Hospice, took her son’s advice and wrote a book of tips for teenagers, intending to donate the profits from sales to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Maw Maw Bible Teeny Tips For Teenagers, based on some of the wild-haired characters she has created with her crochet hook, touches on a wide range of issues, from first loves, teenage parties, friendships, alcohol and broken hearts.

(From left): Jason Muir, Amy Stapleton, Lauren Kippen and Alisdair Gibson pose with some of Marjory Muir’s creations.
(From left): Jason Muir, Amy Stapleton, Lauren Kippen and Alisdair Gibson pose with some of Marjory Muir’s creations.

Mrs Muir, who suffers from spinal issues which forced her to give up work in human resources, started making the stuffed animals as gifts in 2014 as a way to give “something back”.

Her previous books Barra Bear and Carly Cat’s Teeny Tiny Tours raised more than £1600 for the hospice.

Mrs Muir said: “I’m lucky to have my husband and family but I wanted to do something to make other people happy.

“The theory is that all of the animal characters are cousins so they are all a little different.

“If I manage to sell any of the characters from this book then the profits will also go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

The book, published by addiction charity For the Right Reasons in Merkinch, Inverness, is being launched on Saturday (June 24) in Dobbies Garden Centre at the Inshes Retail Park, Inverness.

A spokeswoman from the Teenage Cancer Trust thanked Mrs Muir for her contribution, adding: “All of our fundraisers mean so much to us and make such a difference to the lives of teenagers with cancer.”

To contact Mrs Muir email: barraandcarly@btinternet.com

 

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