Alan Spence

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.

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John Bellany

John Bellany CBE RA HRSA John Bellany is one of the most influential Scottish painters since the Second World War. Throughout his career he has painted elemental allegories encompassing the complexities of the human condition. His work is anchored in the rich poetry of the sea and its myths, making Bellany the perfect artist to […]

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Elizabeth Blackadder

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder is one of Scotland’s finest painters. She was the first woman artist to be elected a member of both the Royal Academy and the RoyalScottish Academy. She is one of Britain’s most popular artists.

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