The Literature of
Orkney and Shetland

About the Project

Schooner under sail

About the Project

Writing the North is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, the Shetland Museum and Archives and the Orkney Library and Archive. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to explore the writing of Orkney and Shetland and to make connections between the history of literature in the islands from the early nineteenth century and creative writers working today. Between May 2013 and May 2014 we will present a programme of public events, debates, readings and exchanges culminating in a major new exhibition at the Shetland Museum.

Project Leaders
Penny Fielding, University of Edinburgh
Mark Smith, Shetland Museum and Archives

Lead Online Creative
Mark Haddon

Postdoctoral Researcher
Linda Andersson Burnett

Advisory Team
Pamela Beasant
Robert Alan Jamieson
Brian Smith
Lucy Gibbon
Simon Hall