I’m a Scot who writes poetry. Lyrical prose and free verse.
Asking myself what it means to be Scottish in the 21st Century – and trying to answer that vexed question.
I take inspiration from the landscape and from observation of the everyday.
I’m fascinated by people. The people who came before – those who inhabited this land and who have left us topographical memories that resonate visually down the centuries. The hill forts and beltane fire sites; the Roman roads and fortified structures; the clearance cairns and earthhouses; the mesolithic and neolithic chertz tools; the crannogs; the motte and baillie castles; the coins and bones; and their literature… And the people I love, like, live with, work with, share space and time with…
I want to explore the connections between now and then; us and them. And I want to see how far that takes me towards the answer to my vexed question.