scalpay slumbers…

within the ghost

of evening



by pastel mist


village houses float

on rock



a smudge of harbour


The Island Spirit

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In the autumn of 2014 a poet and a photographer met in the Lochmaddy Hotel to discuss a wee collaboration and the result,  ‘The Island Spirit’ , is now available.

 With photography by Jörg Waste, distillations by poet Peter Kerr, and an essay by John Randall, this beautiful book is a collection of photographic essays, each focusing on a protagonist or a group of people living and working in the Western Isles.

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