The towns, landscapes and ancient monuments of Orkney and Shetland have been the inspiration for many writers. In this series of short films we look at some of the locations on the islands that are associated with different authors.
The video discusses Mavis Grind and references to it in William J. Tait’s poem; A Day Atween Waddirs. The video is one of a series looking at the literary heritage of Shetland and was commissioned by Writng the North.
Walter Scott used Sumburgh Head as a key location in his book The Pirate. This video is one of a series on the literary heritage of Shetland commissioned by Writing the North
This video located on Whalsay where Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid lived is one of a series of short videos on the literary heritage of Shetland.
This video of Fort Charlotte in Lerwick discusses the 19th century poet Margaret Chalmers and is one of a series of short videos on the literary heritage of Shetland.