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
An extract from Waypoints, the new book by Scottish writer, artist and storyteller Ian Stephen, in which adventure, memoir and storytelling combine to form a beautifully written account of sea journeys from Scotland's west coast.Read More
More and more writers are choosing to set their novels on Scottish islands, writes Vivien Martin.Read More
'In British literature, islands emerge as places of particular power. They offer magic, intrigue and adventure as well as damnation,' writes Madeleine Bunting in a recent article to support her much-praised new book Love of Country: a Hebridean Journey.
The islands that form the subject of her enquiry have inspired a remarkable number of celebrated works, from Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island to George Orwell's 1984. Find out why in her article, published by the Guardian.
More information on Love of Country is available from the website of its publisher, Granta.
Poetry inspired by the Hebrides.Read More
Sarah Laurenson profiles Bobby Niven, an artist whose recent work captures the ancient and contemporary cultures of Skye.Read More
An interview with the award-winning poet and novelist by Alexandra Campbell.Read More
The Hebridean writer visits Australia and Tasmania.Read More
Mhairi Law on her project, In the Lay of the Land, and how it opened up new ways of understanding what life on the Isle of Lewis means for young people.Read More
Sarah Laurenson on an exhibition that transports the calm beauty of the Outer Hebrides to the heart of Scotland's capital city.Read More