For the last few months I have been working on my commission for the Spirit 360 project, part of the transformation of Inverness Castle.
The castle was previously Inverness’ sheriff court, but is being transformed into a tourist destination.
I have written two poems, along with completing supporting material such as audio, video and writer’s statements. I would like to share one of them with you now.
Over the last wee while, I have been combining my interest in writing non-fiction history and biography with my interest in poetry. This piece of writing is based on extensive research into the history of Inverness Castle, distilling it all into about four minutes of poetry.
Performed and filmed on location at the castle itself, next to the statue of Flora MacDonald.
Spirit:360 is supported by Highland Place Partnership, by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership Programme, and is administered by High Life Highland, as part of the Spirit of the Highlands project.