After 10 years of publication, 'Northings' (the monthly arts e-magazine for the Highlands & Islands) closed down in 2013 and is archived here. High Life Highland is pleased to enable this extensive body of work to remain accessible to the public. Please note, though, that material will not be updated or added.


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Torcuil MacRath on Henry David Thoreau

7 Sep 2003 in Features, Gaelic, Writing

Gaelic writer TORCUIL MacRATH is the subject of a profile by Peter Urpeth this month. This essay on the American transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau first appeared in the Gaelic literary journel Gairm, and is reprinted with the author’s permission.

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Torcuil MacRath Profile

3 Sep 2003 in Features, Gaelic, Writing

TORCUIL MacRATH of Grimshader celebrates his 80th birthday this year. He remains one of Gaeldom’s most original poets and scholars yet his work is little known outside of Lewis and among the readership of the now silent Gaelic literary journal, Gairm. PETER URPETH met the Bard in his Grimshader home on the Isle of Lewis.

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Sgeulachdan nan Leum a Bheul Gu Beul – Gaelic Storytelling Project

10 Aug 2003 in Features, Gaelic, Writing

Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir reports on the work of the Gaelic Storytelling project

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ArtsRant: John Burns on Poetry

10 Aug 2003 in Features, Writing

John Burns Reading

JOHN BURNS is a poet and loves poetry, but he’s not happy about the state of the art.

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