An Eye on the Street

In the late 1960s, twenty-one year old David Peat created a portfolio of photographs to gain entry to the film business. Peat who was regarded as a leading cinematographer and documentary film maker, gave permission for Renaissance Press to publish these remarkable images which have remain unseen by the public for forty years. The Glasgow photographed in 1968 has long gone, but the sights and smells of that time still exist in the recollections of... Read More

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... Read More

Morning Glory

Renaissance Press announces its latest book – a follow-up to the very popular Through the Letterbox. Again it takes the form of a delightful combination of poetry and art. Morning Glory consists of a beautiful sequence of poems – a mixture of haiku and tanka by poet Alan Spence – complemented by the exquisite illustrations of Elizabeth Blackadder. Elizabeth Blackadder DBE RA RSA Elizabeth Blackadder is one of Scotland’s finest artists.... Read More