‘A Squatter o Bairnrhymes’, by Stuart A. Paterson

This anthology o bairn verse in Scots by Ayrshire-born poet Stuart A Paterson won him the Scots Writer o the Year Award 2020 at the Hands up for Trad Scots Language Awards, an it is a wee treisur o verse for bairns o aw ages in the lang tradeetion o MacDiarmid, Willie Soutar, Jim (JK) […]

Wrestling with Demons and Deities on a Strange Isle: Sue Glover’s ‘The Straw Chair’

The Straw Chair, first performed in 1988, is in many ways a strangely beguiling combination of contrasting elements: characters, cultures, identities and beliefs, things earthy and ethereal. At its heart is the incredible but true story of Lady Rachel Grange, declared mad, abducted and banished by her ruthless husband to the remotest place he could […]

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