Volume 5 – Issue 3 – Editorial

September 2, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE of the magazine we are carrying a review of the first biography of Muriel Spark. This book, by Martin Stannard, has already received much attention elsewhere, undoubtedly reflective of Spark’s literary status. She is the one Scottish twentieth-century writer whose reputation transcends...

Volume 5 – Issue 2 – Editorial

September 2, 2009

“THERE really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists.” So wrote E.H. Gombrich in his magisterial study The Story of Art . He was surely right. Art – the product of creative imagination – cannot exist without the involvement of an artist. Of course, what is art is open to interpretation...

Blog / Discussion

Jane Haining’s Letter from Auschwitz

by Alison Metcalfe, National Library of Scotland

Rusticated… (VI)

by Brian Morton

Spring Fever

by Rosemary Goring


by Alan Taylor

Coming and Going

by Alasdair McKillop