Sixty Degrees North
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
A Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month
Shortlisted for the Saltire First Book Award
"a joy to read" The Telegraph
"so original, and so compelling" The Scotsman
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UK paperback out June 2016.
North American hardback edition due July 2016.
I am a writer, editor and singer-songwriter from Shetland, currently based in Glasgow. My articles, essays and reviews have been published widely, and I've written on a variety of subjects, including politics, literature, landscape and agriculture.
My book, Sixty Degrees North: Around the World in Search of Home, is out now, and a second book, The Un-discovered Islands, is due in September 2016.
I am contributing editor of the online magazine The Island Review, and was previously editor of Shetland Life magazine. As a singer-songwriter, I have released four albums and an EP, and performed live in venues across the UK.
On this site you can find out more about my writing and music, and see examples of my work. You can also subscribe to the mailing list below to receive occasional news and offers.