FOR THE ISLANDS I SING

For the Islands I Sing

Pre-Recorded Film

Dr Tom Rendall reads one of Mackay Brown's early poems.

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The Elemental Stone

Pre-Recorded Film

Ron Ferguson reads this exploration of stone as seen across the islands, across history

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lobster

Pre-Recorded Film

Elaine Grieve reads this poem from The Scottish Bestiary of 1986 which confronts the creature and then describes its look and life in vivid detail.

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Gossip in Hamnavoe, about a girl

Pre-Recorded Film

Iona Macleod reads this poem filled with aside and comments 'about a girl' seen in Hamnavoe.

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The Green Gate

Pre-Recorded Film

Dr Tom Rendall reads this poem taken from the collection Travellers of 2001 in Happy Valley.

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The Old woman in Number 20

Pre-Recorded Film

Vera Butler reads this poem where an old woman reveals the character of each of her sons. Filmed in the streets of Stromness at No. 20.

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Poem for Three Peoples

Pre-Recorded Film

Cameron Stout reads a heartfelt cry for peace where Mackay Brown momentarily leaves Orkney and looks to the conflict in the Balkans.

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