The Places Carried With Us

Cove Park is a long-established centre and retreat for artists, supported by Creative Scotland and situated in the drama of Argyll’s sea lochs and mountains.  Highland cows wander past my window.  Rainbows flicker the length of the loch.  I’m lucky enough to be spending a fortnight’s creative residency here. I’ve come to write about journeys I made by bicycle back in the 1980s, so I’ve … Continue reading The Places Carried With Us

EAFS, and How We Live in the Landscape

I parked beside an intensely blue Stroan Loch, and went in search of ‘Things That Befell Us in those Strange Years’.  It’s the inaugural Environmental Art Festival Scotland, aka EAFS, and I was there both to read from my pamphlet, ‘The Dark Farms‘, and to enjoy this exciting new festival. For Gavin Macgregor and Ingrid Shearer, creators of ‘Things That Befell Us in those Strange … Continue reading EAFS, and How We Live in the Landscape