A Scottish Journey: Personal Impressions of Modern Scotland (Paperback)
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A Scottish Journey: Personal Impressions of Modern Scotland (Paperback)

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Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 15/09/2018
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In 1934 Edwin Muir set off on his Scottish Journey, travelling from Edinburgh to his childhood home of Orkney. More than 80 years later, James McEnaney follows in Muir's tyre tracks. Travelling on an ailing 15 year old motorbike called Vicky, he stays with ordinary Scots who are kind enough to welcome him into their homes, tell him about their lives and share their hopes for the future. This project is a snapshot depiction, a "confusing conglomeration", of the Scotland experienced over ten days in the spring of 2018. In the words of Muir himself: "... this is not a survey but a bundle of impressions: not the Scottish journey, but a Scottish Journey." McEnaney will set out to experience a country that he thought he knew, gathering his own bundle of impressions and then stitching them imperfectly together.

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781912147427
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 10 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 10 mm

Book Launch - James McEnaney’s "A Scottish Journey"

Book Launch - James McEnaney’s "A Scottish Journey"

Glasgow - Byres Road
Monday 24th September 19:30 - 21:00

Inspired by Edwin Muir’s travels around Scotland in 1934, in spring 2018 James McEnaney sought to complete his own Scottish Journey, exploring the communities of Scotland by motorbike. Braving the snow that the Beast from the East hailed upon the country, McEnaney set off from the Scottish Parliament on a 10-day, 1500-mile, two-wheeled journey that would take him around Scotland via Gatehouse of Fleet, Oban, Orkney and Aberdeen, amongst others. Relaying on the kindness of strangers to offer him shelter, he discovers the communities within our nation and their real-life hopes for the future of the country. In the words of Muir himself, ‘this is not a survey but a bundle of impressions: not the Scottish journey, but a Scottish journey.’

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