At a cabin in the woods, open secrets bite like the cold falling rain in a deeply atmospheric short story by Miriam Vaswani.Read More
If you long to experience the frozen wilderness of the Arctic, but can't quite spirit the will to leave the cosy confines of your sofa, then you need this audio gem from Youtube. It contains 10 hours of glorious sub-zero ambience captured on an idling icebreaker. So pop on your headphones and enter a sonic paradise of frozen ocean, cracking ice and falling snow.
The nefarious tax activities of several corporations and famous individuals have been laid bare in recent weeks by the Paradise Papers investigation. At the centre of many of the stories is The Isle of Man, a self-governing crown dependency of the British Isles. A recent long-read from the BBC offers a fascinating overview of how the island found itself at the centre of an offshore cash scandal.
With its enchanting song and striking orange bill, the blackbird is one of the UK's best-loved birds. But robins, swifts, goldfinches and jackdaws can be equally captivating and, in The Blackbird Diaries, Karen Lloyd shares her deep-rooted affection for all our treasured garden wildlife. Over the four seasons, she intimately chronicles the drama and the joy, the perils and the pleasures of the natural world as it all unfolds in her garden and, in this exclusive extract, the Hebridean islands of Mull and Staffa.Read More
A young man on Ouessant, a French island off the coast of Brittany, dreams of escape in this short story by Hugh Tucker.Read More
Dani Redd traces how her experiences of visiting Iceland seeped into her first novel.Read More
A short story by the Edinburgh-based writer Arthur Allan.Read More
A poem by Kaddy Benyon.Read More
Guernsey is an island in the mind for the protagonist of this short story by Elizabeth Noel.Read More
A poem set on Shapinsay in Orkney.Read More
Listen to Sacred Island: The Legend and Magic of Isle Maree.Read More
Shetland-based contemporary artist Amy Gear on exploring a rural art world in the far north of Scotland.Read More
With just 80,000 people speaking Faroese worldwide, it's perhaps understandable that the language hasn't made it onto Google Translate. But try telling that to the growing number of frustrated tourists who can’t learn a few phrases before they visit.
In an effort to solve the problem, Visit Faroe has launched its own version of the online language tool with the help of friendly locals who will translate live by video, thus providing a free on-demand service for anyone around the world curious to learn a little Faroese.
And the best thing - it really works. Try Faroe Islands Translate for yourself.
Exhibition unites artists and communities from opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean.Read More