The Orkney Reader in Residence was asked by the BBC to write a blog post to accompany the three GMB stories to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from this Sunday for the next three Sundays. You can read it by clicking on the link above. And you can find your way to the stories by clicking on the GMB stories link.
"It is the word blossoming as legend, story, poem, secret that holds a community together and gives a meaning to its life."
George Mackay Brown, 1969, An Orkney Tapestry
The picture of George Mackay Brown here is one that I stumbled upon among the work of a pavement artist when I returned to Glasgow after starting the Reader in Residence post in Orkney.
My family bought it for me and I'm looking forward to getting it framed and bringing it 'home' to Orkney.
Tune in to the stories starting this Sunday. They are well worth listening to.
The first one is The Wireless Set due to be broadcast:
Sunday 28 April
BBC Radio 4