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John Burnside was born in Dunfermline in 1955 and studied English and European Thought at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. He worked as a steel miller, gardener, labourer, dishwasher and...

As a child, Pamela was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome Primary School in the World™. As a student, Pamela’s...

Born in the USA, attended art schools (Beaux Arts – Paris, Ruskin School of Drawing – Oxford); lived in Glasgow since 1981, where I earn my living teaching Tai-Chi; I co-founded the Poetry Healing...

With an international reputation as a prize-winning novelist Ron Butlin is also a former Edinburgh Poet Laureate / Makar. Before taking up writing full-time he was, at various times, a lyricist with...

I am a poet, writer and editor. Scottish National Poetry Slam Champion 2012-13. Commissioning Editor for Red Squirrel Press (Scotland) and run a poetry night in Edinburgh called 10RED. 

I’m a Gaelic poet and writer, live in the Isle of Skye and write mostly in Gaelic, although I have published work in English also. Most of my poetry has not been translated into English although some...

Maria tells stories from many different sources and in many different ways but her greatest passion is highly energetic, participatory telling which usually always involves live singing and original...

I was brought up on a small farm in Dumfriesshire and attended a country primary school of only thirteen pupils before going on to Lockerbie Academy. At the University of Edinburgh I studied medicine...

Robin Cairns has had plays performed at various London Fringe theatres including the King’s Head, Islington and the Man In the Moon, Kensington. His “War Of The Worlds” featured as a Time Out “must...

I am a playwright, actress and director. I have worked in theatre, primarily in Scotland, for 21 years. I have worked as an actor in radio, film and TV and though I enjoy it immensely I have always...

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