The Motorcyclist's Guide to Scotland is published by Tarmap Press, based near Moffat in Dumfriesshire. The author is J.G. (John) Fergusson, a former BBC Scotland journalist/producer who has been riding bikes since he first passed his test in Girvan, Ayrshire back in the 1970s. Since then he has lived in The Borders, Shetland, Orkney, Inverness and now Dumfriesshire. He is also the author/co-author of three 'Pocket Mountain' Walking Guides, including Orkney: 40 Coast and Country Walks; The Chilterns: 40 Favourite Walks and Somerset: 40 Town and Country Walks.