Soil & Soul

Alan Bissett at Callanish

Alastair McIntosh’s vivid, inspirational book Soil & Soul describes how his early years as a ghillie on Lewis shaped his life’s work as a prominent land rights activist; sruth-mara is developing a stage version by playwright, novelist and performer Alan Bissett.

As part of his research, Alan travelled around Lewis in July 2018 from sruth-mara’s base in Timsgarry, visiting some of the places described in Alastair’s book (including the Callanish Stones, pictured above) and talking to various people with knowledge of the book, its writer, and the culture Soil & Soul describes. We are now working towards a touring production in 2019.

Soil & Soul is supported by Creative Scotland and An Lanntair.

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