Kat Coyle meets the Texan artist, translator and writer Lauren Moya Ford to hear about an island translation exchange.Read More
Joseph Wright’s history and photography project from the volcanic island of Lanzarote.Read More
Mónica Belevan weaves fact and friction in a take on the Galapagos that reconciles their history with their mystique.Read More
New poems by Mark Ryan Smith, a writer from Shetland.Read More
Sara Barnes weaves a tapestry of memories from her childhood in Trinidad.Read More
Anna Iltnere quizzes the travel writer about what draws him to remote landscapes.Read More
The community buyout of Ulva in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland was one of the most inspiring island stories of 2018. The move was driven by the dedication of a group of local people who mounted a campaign to secure a better future for their home. Their efforts were rewarded with over £4m from the Scottish Land Fund as well as countless individual donations from across the world. Rebecca Munro, an islander who championed the community buyout, recently blogged for the National Museum of Scotland about her experience, and is featured with her family in the film below, also produced by the museum.
Catriona Patience reflects on a summer as custodian of Inchcolm Abbey, on Inchcolm in the Firth of Forth, and a winter in a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in Northern India.Read More
Three poems by Emma Aylor inspired by a barrier island off the low-lying coast of South Carolina.
Jordan Ogg reviews an intriguing literary debut by Shetland-born curator and artistic director Helen Nisbet.Read More
Resolution or incantation? From the acclaimed Scottish writer’s 2018 collection of poetry, There’s A Witch In The Word Machine.Read More
Anna Iltnere talks to the prolific British author about sailing, the sea, and the Shiant Isles (which his family has owned for more than 80 years).Read More
In a poignant memoir, written on the evening of his death, novelist and poet Jenni Fagan pays homage to her friend, Tom Leonard, and offers three ‘grief poems’ from her collection, There’s A Witch In The Word Machine.Read More
A new poem by Sarah Wallis.Read More