The early death of the dearly-loved Fair Isle poet and musician on August 4th has shocked the community of Shetland and, coming at a time when appreciation of her work was growing ever more widespread, the wider arts scene in the north.
Lise had graced many events over the last decade and more, including the 2010 event at the University of Edinburgh which began ‘Writing the North’ – ‘Between Leith and Lerwick’ – and her loss at such a young age is tragic. Her involvement in this project was greatly valued and her future contribution much anticipated. She was a unique talent and is quite irreplaceable. Mary Blance, a close friend of Lise and her family, has written a beautiful obituary