Two poems written on and about the island of Kea in the Cyclades.Read More
A New York Times feature captures the experience of photographer Jose Alvarado Jr. when he returned to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria tore through his home island in September 2017. His pictures show the devastating physical effect of the disaster on the community, yet also reveal the incredible strength of the local people left in its wake.
Japanese classic illuminated at the Met.Read More
Two poems by the Westray-based writer, Lydia Harris.Read More
Volcano Island is a short film directed by Anna Katalin Lovrity that has been wowing critics at animation festivals around the world. The 9-minute-long digital animation takes place on a magical island where a young, naive female tiger is chased by an old, white male tiger.
Liam Bishop reviews the Swedish writer’s latest novel.Read More
The official tourist agency for The Faroe Islands is pretty smart when it comes to viral marketing. Its latest campaign takes the unusual approach of declaring the islands closed to visitors for the month of April, but open to volunteers who wish to help preserve the natural environment that makes the islands so special. It is a nifty way of shipping in some free labour, bringing in the voluntourist dollar and raising awareness among key markets, and it has us hooked.
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.