Articles

There’s something wonderful about Scotland – and about its islands. The wild and rugged terrain of the Highlands alongside the green and fertile Lowlands. It’s a country rich in history and heritage. I’m very fortunate to live close to the West Coast of Scotland and from my home I can head north and west: into the Highlands and to all the islands that lie off these western shores. Below is a list of articles that I’ve written for Scottish Islands Explorer, iScot and The Island Review: all excellent publications that are a great source of information about life in Scotland and on its islands – past, present and future.

vivienmartin@vival.scot

Date Article Title Publication Island/Location
Nov/Dec 2013 Scalpsie Bay: a Walk through Time SIE Bute
Mar/Apr 2014 Plague, Priests and Pirates: Islay’s intriguing Past SIE Islay
July/Aug 2014 Corrie Connections SIE Arran
Jan/Feb 2015 South Islay Distillery Path: a new walk SIE Islay
May/June 2015 Eilean Ban: dwarfed but not diminished SIE Eilean Ban
July/Aug 2015 Islands of Adventure: Islands as fine locations for fiction SIE Arran, Bute, Lewis, Islay
Sept/Oct 2015 High Corrie: Isle of Arran SIE Arran
Nov/Dec 2015 Islands Beyond: Saaremaa in Estonia SIE Saaremaa
Mar/Apr 2016 Inchmurrin: a jewel in Loch Lomond SIE Inchmurrin
May/June 2016 In Search of Tintin SIE Barra, Arran
January 2017 Scottish Scenic Routes iScot Loch Lomond/Trossachs
February 2017 Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Bute’s West Island Way iScot Bute
March 2017 ‘A Distant Isle, where darkest Deeds are done Island Review Scottish islands
March 2017 The Bone Cave of Inchnadamph iScot Assynt
April 2017 Cape Wrath: the turning point iScot Cape Wrath
May 2017 King’s Cave Arran: a walk back in time iScot Arran
June 2017 Spacemen and Spies: Glenelg has it all! iScot Glenelg
July 2017  “Mind the clachan of Aberfoyle!” iScot  Aberfoyle & Trossachs
July/August 2017 Guest Columnist SIE Why islands?
August 2017 Not So Bloody Scotland iScot  Rannoch/Carrbridge/Islay
Sept/Oct 2017 Coire Fhionn Lochan SIE  Arran
September 2017 Glen Finglas iScot Glen Finglas
Forthcoming articles
Jan /Feb 2018 Not All Plain Sailing! SIE Island going
Mar/April 2018 From Tramway to Walkway SIE Bute
May/June 2018 Dun and Sticir: North Uist’s Finlaggan? SIE North Uist, Islay
Sept/Oct 2018 In Search of Saints SIE  Eilean and Naoimh
 Nov/Dec 2018  Coillabus: the way forward for island building? SIE  Islay
 Jan/Feb 2019  Almost islands: Scoraig and Inverie SIE