Jordan Ogg is from Shetland. Having trained as a journalist with the BBC, he now lives in Edinburgh where he works in cultural diplomacy. He contributes to various publications as a critic and recently completed a project with Folklore Tapes about Isle Maree in Wester Ross.
Malachy Tallack is a writer, singer-songwriter and exiled Shetlander. Based in Glasgow, he is author of Sixty Degrees North and The Un-Discovered Islands. He founded The Island Review in 2013.
Miriam Vaswani is a writer and editor from Atlantic Canada. She is based in London, where she edits for a cultural relations organisation and writes short fiction for various publications. She has previously lived and worked in Tunis, Stuttgart, Moscow, Delhi, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Roseanne Watt is a poet and filmmaker from Shetland. She is currently reading for a PhD, examining the importance of time and interconnection within the poetry of the Scottish Isles.
Dr Sarah Laurenson is a curator, researcher and writer specialising in craft and design. She is the editor of Shetland Textiles: 800 BC to the Present, an illustrated collection of essays on wool, knitting and weaving. She lives in Edinburgh and recently completed a doctorate on the history of Scotland's jewellery craft.