A walk around the streets of Wick in Caithness offers a ghost-walk of words - names of prior businesses, warnings, marks of ownership - layered one over the other.
Here is a collection of my favourites.
I'm a writer of fiction, creative non-fiction and radio drama. Recent books include a novel, Call of the Undertow, and non-fiction Doubling Back: ten paths trodden in memory. Both are grounded in particular landscapes - a big interest of mine. I teach and facilitate creative writing in a variety of settings at home and abroad. From July 2012- June 2016 I was writer in residence with the Sick Kids Friends Foundation in Edinburgh collaborating with illustrator Cate James - see All Write. I am currently writer-in-residence at George Watson's College - see THE DOOR.