On Sunday the late author and poet, George Mackay Brown would have turned 100-years-old and a book has been published by Tippermuir Books Limited to celebrate this landmark.

Edited by Jim Mackintosh and Paul S Philippou, ‘Beyond the Swelkie’ is a collection of poetry and prose. These contributed by writers from Orkney and across Scotland in English, Gaelic and Scots. Brown’s writing was shortlisted for a Booker Prize and his works received global acclaim.

‘Beyond the Swelkie’ can be purchased at https://tippermuirbooks.co.uk/?product=beyond-the-swelkie-george-mackay-brown

George Mackay Brown (Credit: Scottish Poetry Library)