The true story of a Scottish vet's work in Africa is set for a major book release.

Rift Valley Fever - A British Vet in Africa provides a riveting account of Somerset resident Hugh Cran's 50 years in Kenya, following his training as a vet in Edinburgh.

Mr Cran worked relentlessly, seven days a week, tending to the cattle of Maasai herdsmen, wild creatures, horses, and pets belonging to expatriates, military personnel, government employees, and many others.

His experiences included arduous travels on rough roads, performing impromptu surgeries using torchlight and unclean water.

Mr Cran's journey started in the mid-1960s in Scotland when he answered a small job advert bringing him to Kenya.

In addition to his veterinary duties, he chronicled his experiences and explored the wild Kenyan mountains.

The book is a testament to Mr Cran's unwavering dedication to his work, offering care to a spectrum of people and animals.

A resident of Castle Cary, Mr Cran's extraordinary life and experiences have been noted in his previous autobiographical chronicles which scored rave reviews among readers.

The book, published by Merlin Unwin Books, will hit the shelves on April 25.

All 352 pages will be available in paperback at £14.99.