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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Feature by Mandy Haggith

Ullapool Does It By The Book

8 Apr 2011 in Features, Highland, Music, Showcase, Writing

Poet and musician Don Paterson

The Ullapool Book Festival has been described as the most intelligent and stimulating weekend of the year.

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Is A Thing Lost ….

7 Apr 2011 in Features, Film, Gaelic, Music, Outer Hebrides, Showcase, Visual Arts & Crafts, Writing

Is A Thing Lost in An Lanntair

Pat Law explains her role and assesses the wider significance of Ian Stephen’s Is A Thing Lost … project.

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Feature by Katie Laing

Acair Go Back To Go Forward

7 Apr 2011 in Features, Gaelic, Heritage, Outer Hebrides, Showcase, Writing

Agnes Rennie is back for a second stint at the helm of Gaelic publisher Acair

KATIE LAING reports on the latest phase of development for the Stornoway-based publisher.

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The Gillie Mor Festival

10 Mar 2011 in Features, Highland, Music, Showcase, Writing

End paper of Tim Neat's biography of Hamish Henderson

A celebration of Hamish Henderson and the Folk Tradition in Caithness and Sutherland.

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Feature by Catherine Turnbull

Simon Hall Celebrates Saltire First Book Prize

12 Dec 2010 in Features, Orkney, Showcase, Writing

Simon Hall, joint winner of the Saltire Society First Book Prize 2010

Simon Hall is the joint winner of Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year for his book on the Literature of Orkney.

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Feature by Dave Smith

HI-Wireless Act (With the Aid of The Net)

29 Nov 2010 in Features, Showcase, Writing

Euan Martin and Dave Smith of Right LInes

Dave Smith and Euan Martin of Right Lines offer the chance to have a 10-minute radio drama recorded and broadcast.

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Feature by Alexander Smith

A Tale of Deception

3 Nov 2010 in Features, Film, Music, Showcase, Writing

Gavin Bain holds a copy of California Schemin'

Alexander Smith gets the lowdown on a scandal from the Dundee rapper turned author Gavin Bain

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Feature by Morag MacInnes

Hansel Cooperative Press: Passing On The Gift

14 Jul 2010 in Features, Orkney, Shetland, Writing

Drawing by John Cumming from White Below

MORAG MACINNES speaks to co-founder JOHN CUMMING about the Northern Isles-based publisher whose distinctive poetry pamphlets and collaborative work with local artists and writers have earned rich praise over the last few years, and an award in recent months

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Manifesto Revisited

1 Jan 2010 in Features, Writing

Manifesto revisited: what does the digital world look like for publishers – one year on? by SARA LLOYD, Digital Director, Pan MacMillan In 2008, Sara Lloyd, Digital Director for the UK trade publishing house, Pan MacMillan, made waves in the European and American publishing scene with her article A Book Publisher’s Manifesto For The Twenty […]

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Feature by Ian Stephen

A Bulletin from Stromness – Part 2

18 Dec 2009 in Features, Orkney, Writing

IAN STEPHEN reports on the final stages of his story-telling residence in Orkney

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