Francis Mitchell of Skye Reading Room has been attending creative writing workshops as part of Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – Good for You and has shared this piece with us:-
Soggy Island Discs
by Francis Mitchell
When Kirsty asks how they would cope the guests usually say they like their own company but…
Loneliness by Horslips (shamrock shaped green vinyl in transparent plastic sleeve bought from Parrot Records, Ipswich 1979
I cannot be alone in moving to Skye and luxuriating in the solitude for a few years before crawling up the walls due to aonranachd. And I have a great set of neighbours as well as a reasonable social life beyond the Glen. There are many far more isolated than me and things could get worse as our lives are affected by issues such as lack of public transport, caring responsibilities, poverty and ill health.
From Rags to Riches – Lau vs Karine Polwart (from 2010’s ‘Evergreen’ CDEP)