Those of us who fancy heading somewhere beautiful and remote for a few weeks will probably be fairly envious of Scottish poet Rab Wilson.
He is the first ever James Hogg Creative Resident and is spending the next few weeks living and writing like the famous writer, who was known as the Ettrick Shepherd.
It is not just about writing though, it is about developing parts of the Borders where the population is declining fast.
Less than 1000 people live in the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys and the area needs help, as Hannah McNulty has been finding out.
Watch her full report below.
The James Hogg Creative Residency is taking place until late September, with various dates for your diary if you would like to get involved:
- 31 August: Poet's Day in Hawick
- 7 September: Creative Writing Day at the hall in Ettrick
- 15 September: 'YES' Festival in Selkirk
Scottish poet Rab Wilson is heading out to the remote Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys to become the first ever James Hogg Creative Resident, living and writing like the famous poet himself.
James Hogg was known as the Ettrick Shepherd and lived and worked out in the remote Borders.
The project is not just about poetry though as it is part of a bigger drive to encourage visitors and residents alike to visit the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys - which have less than 1000 people in total living there.
With the population declining, the area is in need of some help - which it hopes can be provided by making people more aware of the natural beauty of the remote countryside in the valleys.
Other schemes that are hoping to help this growth are:
- Plans for hydro electric power in the area
- Improve road link from Potburn to the A708
- Building routes for St Mary's Loch Circular Walk
- Cycle routes a Bowhill Off Road and Minchmoor to Yarrowford
- Better signage for tourist attractions