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Arran Sketchbook 4 : Cnocan Donna

Donna’s Mount or Hillside, North Glen Sannox.

Continuing my travels with a sketchbook I took on this lump of rock from the perfect one-car parking lay-by, having to reverse in thereby allowing me to get the car boot open with easy access to all my materials. 241 more words


Arran Sketchbook 3

On the North side of Glen Sannox stands the mighty Suidhe Fhearghas, or Seat of Fergus, and behind at more than 200m higher, the jagged crown of Abnail’s Castle – Caisteal Abnail. 69 more words


Torr Reamhar

On the road over to Lochranza I stop in a small car park/lay-by, set up my easel, and launch into an unaccustomed sketch A2 size rather than in a small sketchbook. 83 more words


Poetry Map of Scotland poem 89: Arran

We are part star

We are bone and water stretched out, prone
before the burning logs, made soft by wine,
the slow-twitch movement held by skin… 271 more words

Arran Sketchbook 2

Cioch na h Oighe, Glen Sannox.

A fair lump of a mountain poking straight up like a sentinel guarding the entrance to Glen Sannox. A red deer stag bellows his presence not just to his harem but seems like a challenge to me. 17 more words


Arran Sketchbook 1

Arran, a small but perfectly formed island off the West coast of Scotland with southerly rolling farmlands grazed by coos and yowes, and northerly mountains inhabited by bellowing stags and circling eagles. 29 more words


A Week in the Life of an Alzheimer Scotland Nurse Consultant

“Tell It Like It Is”

When invited to write a blog on the role of Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant, I initially felt honoured, then came feelings of bewilderment followed by panic as my deadline drew closer. 847 more words