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FOUR SEASONS: TWO POETS OF ACTION

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 11 May 2013 ONE of the best things I’ve read so far this year is Found At Sea, a new book of poems by Andrew Greig. It’s based on a journey he made from Stromness on Orkney to the abandoned island of Cava in a little sailing boat called the Arctic […]

FOUR SEASONS: HERE BE MONSTERS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 11 August 2012 THE sport of surfing is now well-established in these chilly islands, but many non-surfers – particularly those who grew up before the invention of the wetsuit – still seem surprised to discover that anyone rides waves in Scotland. I frequently find myself having to itemise the many good […]

FOUR SEASONS: SEARCHING FOR THE FINMEN

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 23 June 2012 NOT easy, I know, but try to imagine you’re a fisherman on a small boat operating out of Aberdeen harbour in the late 1720s. Feel free to smoke a pipe or whistle a sea shanty if it helps get you in the mood. You’re a God-fearing man, and […]

ROUTE ONE: DAVE MACLEOD INTERVIEW

Published: The Scotsman, 16 February 2012 IT’S been described as “the most impressive rock climb ever done in Britain” and an athletic achievement on a par with running the first four-minute mile, but Dave MacLeod’s conquest of the Longhope Direct route on St John’s Head, a remote sea cliff on Orkney, began with a deeply […]