David Peat (1947 – 2012) was one of Scotland’s leading film-makers and photographers. Best known as a film-maker for his closely observed documentaries which include – Gutted, This Mine is Ours, Me and My Face, Life’s too Short, Please Leave the Light On etc. From working as a film cameraman in his early years, he [...]
Alan Spence is one of Scotland’s best-loved writers. Born in Glasgow, he lives in Edinburgh and teaches in Aberdeen. He is an award-winning poet, novelist, and playwright. He is Professor of Creative writing at the University of Aberdeen where he is also artistic director of the WORD Festival. With his wife Janani, he runs the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre and the practice of meditation is at the heart of his life and work. He is regarded as a master of haiku and his collections of this genre include Glasgow Zen, Seasons of the Heart, Clear Light and the Renaissance Press publication Morning Glory.
George Bruce (1909-2002), was one of the most important poets in the Scottish Literary Renaissance of the twentieth century. Born in Fraserburgh, where his family ran a herring curing firm, he attended Fraserburgh Academy and Aberdeen University graduating with First Class Honours in English in 1932.