Then, after the death of her mother in that same year, she could, she said, for the longest while write no poems except those for children.
News and views from the North West Highlands Updated on the first Thursday of the month November New owner in sight for Gualin Gualin estate, stretching over more than 6, acres between Durness and Kinlochbervie, was reported to be in the closing stages of sale as we went to press.
Tom Stewart-Moore, who is handling the sale for land agents Knight Frank, said that the legal part of proceedings was complete, but further details could not be made known until the official date of entry at the end of October.
He describes the two men he is thus: A few years ago I had written down some memories in the hope that they might be of interest to members of the family in future years or people looking into how things once were.
I suppose most of our heritage societies are on the same journey. He was, however, a prolific author and, apart from his writings about the Highlands, also wrote extensively about emigration and immigration, and Australian history.
The problem, the source of which remains unexplained, is also affecting neighbours from Borgie and Skerray. More Fresh look at the legacy of Rob Donn A weekend of events celebrating the work of the eighteenth-century bard Rob Donn will be held on Octobermarking the end of a two-year project led by Strathnaver Museum and the Mackay Country Trust.
More View from the croft gate by John MacDonald Not all playmates of the early post-war years were blessed with the freedom to roam that was enjoyed by Wee Jimmy and me. One such was Bert.
Exhibition rekindles memories of school and crofting life in Drumbeg A long term project to develop a local archive recording aspects of school and crofting life in Drumbeg came to fruition this summer with an exhibition mounted in the village hall.
The display was prepared by members of the Drumbeg Development Association, drawing on photographs, stories and documents loaned by local people and supported by research in public archives. However, no recent work has been done to assess the level of support from parents whose children might attend it.
With the exception of Thurso, there is currently no Gaelic-medium provision at either nursery or primary school level north of a line stretching from Ullapool to Tain.
More Graeme at large by Graeme Mackay August has been another busy month exploring new places and visiting friends. I had a picture in my head of what I thought the town would look like, and I can safely say that they were nothing alike!
I was expecting a small village nestled around a quaint fishing harbour, but instead I was surprised at how big the town is and how affluent it must have been during the nineteenth century at the height of the fishing. Large and ornate sandstone buildings line the main thoroughfare and although you can see that the main street is in decline like so many around the countryit remains a busy wee place.
Assynt Foundation denies reports of Vestey clawback The Assynt Foundation has been forced to issue a public denial that former landlord Robin Vestey is about to bail the cash-strapped organisation out in a deal for shooting rights.
August Burnt fields and empty rivers after driest summer in over forty years The dry summer has been biting hard at two important sectors of the Highland economy, with woefully low catch figures on lochs and rivers across the north, while crofters and farmers have struggled to get enough bulk into their silage crop.
For a crofter who did not have a television and who spent most of his life out of doors, he was remarkably well-informed.
I am just back from a marvellous trip to China. I was there for training in a new form of acupuncture, and I got lots of clinical experience between Nanjing and Beijing.
The country is impressive, between old and new, excellent facilities, the number of people, and how great the people are there. The summer sun seems reluctant to leave but eventually disappears over the Minch. The area is desolate and a silence hangs over the woodland. The only sound is the quiet clucking of a blackbird settling down for the night.
The full moon is rising and trying to weave a veil of hazy bluish light around the forest, with parts of sky visible through the inconsistent canopy of trees. Land buyout back on agenda as Skerray steering group re-forms Moves to explore the possibility of a local buyout of croft land from the Countess of Sutherland have taken tentative steps forward in the townships of Tongue and Skerray.
June Scourie geocentre proposal revived Almost ten years after the idea was first mooted, plans for a geological exhibition centre in Scourie have been given a new lease of life by the Scourie Community Development Company. A site in the village has been purchased, while a private backer has secured the geological collection of the late Don Shelley.
On a recent trip to Edinburgh, enjoying the sunshine in Princes Street Gardens, we heard loud, energetic, bagpipe-led dance music emanating from the Mound.
We soon found ourselves tapping our feet to international three-piece band The Spinning Blowfish, consisting of a Scottish piper and two Italians, one on drums and percussion, the other on electric guitar. Playing a combination of souped-up traditional tunes and their own compositions, their mix of Scottish folk with rock, jazz and funk was an excellent example of what has been called Celtic Fusion.
Seeds of change at Borgie Lodge New owners to prioritise developing the grounds and kitchen garden this season When Nigel Carter and his wife, Adriana, contemplated packing up their Aberdeenshire catering business for something different, a hotel on the north coast of Scotland was the last thing on their minds.
Graeme at large by Graeme Mackay There are few things more appealing than sitting in an Irish bar in Ireland sipping on a fresh pint of Guinness. More Cabinet Secretary expected to open restored Castle Varrich An official opening ceremony marking the completion of restoration work at Castle Varrich, which overlooks the Kyle of Tongue, will be held on May Caithness is also home to many other writers, both new and experienced.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise HIE are currently exploring the potential of several locations for establishing a satellite launch pad in the north of Scotland, including a site on the Moine between Tongue and Durness.Two poems that focus on love as a theme are Warming Her Pearls by Carol Ann Duffy and Epithalamium by Liz Lochhead.
Warming her Pearls depicts a situation in which a servant speaks of her unrequited love for her mistress, whereas Epithalamium is a celebration of marriage.
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