I was thrilled and delighted to be invited to be guest poet at the inugural STORNOWORDS poetry event in my grandfather's home town of Stornoway.

" I sat and listened to you last night and I was walking the machair, the traigh mhòr, through old graveyards, abandoned shielings, listening to the call of the lapwing, the ghostly laughter of lives long passed, until the sun set and I could watch the stars wheel in a dark hebridean night. Loved your words, your delivery and the way you drew us all into your world."

Magz Macleod

Read a full review of the STORNOWORDS evening here.

Paper Boats -
North to South
When / Where:


Throughout the Western Isles.

I am delighted to be the  'Outer Hebrides HQ' for this fun and exciting project by renowned Scottish artist Joanne B Kaar.


She has had 1500 sheets of A4 paper printed to make attractive wee paper boats and I have 250 of them to make and then distribute  in public places throughout the islands.


Finders are asked to contact Jo who will log, and map, all the finds together with stories of the sea.


More details on the project can be found on the dedicated website:



Just StAnza (II)
When / Where:

Tue 18 Aug - 4pm-5pm

St John's Episcopal Church, Princes St,

Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

"Our first Festival Director, Brian Johnstone heads the list of poets reading at this event, where he'll be joined by two StAnza colleagues, Julia Prescott and Robin MacKenzie. We're also delighted that they'll be joined by several poets who have contributed to StAnza's Poetry Map of Scotland who will each read their poem from the map, including Adam V. Cheshire, Colin Bartie, Peter Kerr, Keith Parker and Elizabeth Rimmer."





Stornoway Port Authority - 150th Anniversary
When / Where:


Stornoway Ferry Terminal

One of my photographs, 'Ripples' is on display until the end of the year

StAnza 2015 - An Archipelago of Poems
When / Where:

Wed 4 Mar - Sun 8 Mar


The Byre Theatre, Abbey St - and around town!

As part of the Archipelago of Poetry theme for StAnza 2015 ,my poem Caolas na Hearadh (Sound of Harris) from the poetry map of Scotland will feature in a free digital installation and on postcards available for purchase from the StAnza Desk. It will also be in a shop window in St Andrews. 



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