The Literature of
Orkney and Shetland

Writing the Map

Writing the Map

Writing the Map, our interactive literary location feature, is now up and running. We’re looking forward to reading the poetry or prose of anyone who’s been inspired by the islands.

To jog people’s memories we’ve also included some videos of Shetland’s literary places that we made this summer, and we’ll be adding some Orkney ones to the map later on. We’ve also included a few examples of older works from and about the islands–you can read more about many of these writers on the project blog.

Just click on any Orkney or Shetland location to add your own work–all the instructions are on the Writing the Map page.

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