Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dancing down Dunrobin Street

The dance of the diaspora on Helmsdale’s Dunrobin Street, sets the heather on fire at the end of the two-week long Translocation Festival. At the start of the Translocation Festival, the plan was to blog something every day. I should … Continue reading

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Interview with crime writer Denise Mina

If you’ve been enjoying the BBC 1 drama Field of Blood, then read my interview with Denise Mina written for Newbooks magazine where you’ll find reviews, interviews and remember why reading is what makes life worth living. Crime novelist Denise … Continue reading

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Shinty, Songs & Screenings -Transolcation Festival Snapshot

  ………and flower shows, walking tours & book launches…………… And that was just one day of the Translocation Festival marking 200 years of the Kildonan Clearances in Helmsdale, Sutherland. We’re just about to go into the second week of what … Continue reading

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Silver Darlings and World’s Oldest Shinty Trophy at Translocation Festival

(pic by Paul Henderson) Homesick for Helmsdale We’re into the fourth day of the Translocation Festival which is marking 200 years of the Kildonan Clearances. For years I’ve always meant to catch the 1947 movie The Silver Darlings based on … Continue reading

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West end woman hits the Far North

TRANSLOCATION FESTIVAL ¬†OPENS IN HEAVENLY HELMSDALE Timespan’s artist in residence Anthony Schrag at The Emigrants statue in Helmsdale This morning, instead of Avenue G on Byres Road, I had my coffee and Highland toffee in the sunshine on the banks … Continue reading

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