ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
‘I went to the Italian Chapel on the Orcadian island of Lamb Holm on an egregiously raw spring day.’
‘In June Angus Roxburgh found himself under arrest in a police station in Nizhny Novgorod.’
‘An old man used to live close to this place on a raised beach, a chin on the west face of the island.’
‘The end of a book creates the feeling that the reader takes away, the last memory and enduring sense of the story.’
‘Take a look at the botanicals and it’s clear how strong an influence Colonsay’s landscape has had on this gin.’
A haunting new sci-fi story by Jack Lothian and Gerry Mac.
‘Concerned by the lurid press accounts of the time, I resolved to investigate the entire history of Little Ross Island.’
‘Silver provides a valuable path through a period of transition and social change, a time when historical sources give us few clues…’
‘The breadth of the appeal of Landseer’s work as an animal painter is hard to recapture.’
A vibrant visual showcase giving a taste of the heartwarming forthcoming book by Jonathan Meres.
‘Nae man wha loves the lawland tongue / But warsles wi’ the thocht’
‘I love the whisky term Skalk. It’s one of these great words that is shared across Scotland’s languages.’
‘I became the orraman, defined in the dictionary as ‘a farm worker kept to do any odd job which might occur’.’
‘They were hot. They were fuzzy. And Mum wanted her to wear two of them!’
‘This view of Edinburgh from Salisbury Crags clearly shows the lessons Crozier had learnt from his time studying with André Lhote in Paris.’
‘He shot a sea bird, and we landed on a sand bank where I obtained specimens of shell fish. In the evening we reached Kyles of Uist.’
Introducing Floris Books’ latest prize nominee, illustrator Kasia Matyjaszek.
‘Already the dawn is filled with their white flashing wings and their shrieking cries.’
‘Glass is easily ignored. We look through it, drink from it, admire our reflection in it, adjust our lenses and take it for granted.’
‘Flashes of fire, the frantic pace of a young runaway, flashes of landscape and of the world of travelling entertainers.’
‘Expansive as the universe / on winter’s longest night.’
Adventuring on the River Clyde on the Red Gauntlet with Captain Bobo and his crew.