Celebrity Stories

My Favourite Place includes stories from many celebrities. Read their stories to find out which places in Scotland hold a special significance for them and why.

Celebrity Stories        

Sally Magnusson

Aidan Moffat

Liz Lochead

Ricky Ross Euan McIlwraith

Sally Magnusson

 "There is a particular quality of evening light in early summer, just before the day turns. Every line you see – the branch of a tree, the curve of a distant hill – is sharpened in it..."

Aidan Moffat

Legendary Scottish songwriter and musician Aidan Moffat has written a brand new song about his favourite place.

Liz Lochhead

The playwright and Scotland’s Makar (National Poet) has written a poem about her favourite place, Glen Uig. Click the link above to read the poem and listen to her reading it.

Ricky Ross

The broadcaster, songwriter and lead singer of Deacon Blue on the joys of his favourite place, Lunan Bay.

 

Euan McIlwraith

The presenter of Radio Scotland's Out of Doors programme waxes poetical about his favourite spot, Whitehills Harbour.

Tom Morton

Richard Holloway 

Cynthia Rogerson 

Pennie Latin

 

Tom Morton

The BBC Radio Scotland presenter recalls fond memories from his favourite place, the Lang Ayre in Shetland.

Richard Holloway

The influential writer and thinker poetically describes the significance of his favourite place in Scotland.

Cynthia Rogerson

"Achmelvich is my first proper kiss. It's Neil Young and the Beatles. Hemingway and Anne Tyler." 

Pennie Latin

The presenter of BBC Radio Scotland's 'The Kitchen Cafe' shares her memories of Assynt