Scottish Short Stories

Anne Enright sees the short story as either a natural form, ‘close to conversation, or an art like poetry, requiring great skill and restraint’. ‘But some poems’, she continues, ‘are huge and some short stories are restless, just about contained. Some stories push at their own edges, trying to escape themselves.’ Later she admits the […]

‘The Evergreen: A New Season in the North 4’, volume IV, edited by Elizabeth Elliott

In the spring of 1895 Patrick Geddes and unnamed Colleagues, published the first of four issues of The Evergreen from Riddles Court in Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket. Their inspiration and title came from Allan Ramsay’s 1724 anthology, The Ever Green. This issue ends The Evergreen’s latest reincarnation. Published by The Word Bank, the publishing arm of the […]

‘The Evergreen: A New Season in the North 3’ Edited by Sean Bradley

The first issue of The Evergreen carried an Introduction suggesting the recent flourish of community activism begged the questions: What kind of places do we want to live in? And what are we prepared to do about it? This third issue goes some way towards offering answers by highlighting what isn’t appreciated, from an inert […]

‘The Evergreen: A New Season in the North’ edited by Sean Bradley and Elizabeth Elliott

In the spring of 1895 Patrick Geddes and unnamed others, credited only as Colleagues, published the first of four issues of The Evergreen from Riddles Court in Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket. Their inspiration and title came from Allan Ramsay’s 1724 anthology, The Ever Green. And in a Prefatory Note to the autumn edition of 1895, Geddes and […]

‘The Evergreen: A New Season in the North 2’ edited by Sean Bradley

This is the mid-point of a four-volume project. Handsomely produced and in appearance very like the first, these hardback anthologies are published by an arm of the Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust and inspired by the four issues Patrick Geddes and colleagues published from Riddles Court in Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket. Their inspiration and title came from […]


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