Mandy Haggith lives on a woodland croft in Assynt, where she works as a freelance researcher and writer. She is passionate about forests and has been working and campaigning for forests and their people for many years, and has published a book called Paper Trails, about the impacts of our paper use. She compiled Into the Forest, an anthology of tree poems, which was published in 2013.
Between 2003 and 2005, she studied with Tom Leonard at Glasgow University for a creative writing MPhil. In 2013 she was poet in residence in the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh, and she teaches creative writing and runs workshops and retreats.
Her historical novel The Last Bear was published by Two Ravens Press in 2008. She has created her own poetry pamphlets, and letting light in was published by Essencepress in 2005. Two Ravens Press brought out the collection,Castings, in 2007.