A Red Red Rose Street!

With annual and traditional celebrations being almost here, we are having a look at some different approaches to commemorate the life and art of Scottish biggest poet Robert Burns. They are all free and taking place in Rose Street in Edinburgh. Happy … [Read more...]

A Q&A with Scottish Slam Poetry Champion, Iona Lee

With Burns night fast approaching, we prepare to celebrate one of the country's most revered poets and historical figures. Burns' influence continues to permeate the poetry scene, but today Scotland is home to a new array of wordsmiths and mavericks. … [Read more...]

An afternoon with Wise-L Leathermonk

Celtic connoisseurs can get their aesthetic and audio fix in abundance from the likes of Wise-L Leathermonk. We spent a windy afternoon up a hill with the poet and ukulele bard to learn a little more about one of Edinburgh's most colourful and … [Read more...]

Sonneteer of the natural world Marion McCready talks about poetry

Living in a beautiful place such as Scotland, it can be hard to express in words how breath-taking the countryside and our scenery really is. For Marion McCready, the verses flow a little easier. McCready is an accomplished poet from Dunoon, Argyll, … [Read more...]

Scottish Poetry Library officially reopened

The Scottish Poetry Library has been officially reopened following a £500,000 revamp. Culture Secretary Fiona Hislop and National Poet of Scotland Liz Lochhead reopened the library, situated just off the Royal Mile. The library contains over … [Read more...]