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
Michael Brooke, Tim Dee, Kittie Jones, Jennifer Lavers, Amy Liptrot, Adam Nicolson, and Marianne Taylor tell Anna Iltnere about their favourite islands and birds.Read More
A short memoir by Nick Stewart of his occasional journeys by sea to Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the height of ‘the Troubles’ in the early 1980s.Read More
In three poems, Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese attempts “to better understand the island which has become a critical predictor of climate change”.Read More
Shona Main retraces the journeys and personal connections of the late Scottish film-maker in the Canadian arctic.Read More