Hugh MacDiarmid Mural

The wonderful Outpost Arts in Langholm have commissioned a series of artists to create murals to be installed around the town centre, exploring and celebrating what makes the town special. Although Langholm already has a monument to Hugh MacDiarmid, I thought it would be good to link his writing to the nature that can be…

Craft and Mental Health

There has been a lot written about craft and mental health, and there are a growing number of people who engage in craft related activities as a form of mindfulness or relaxation. It has become big business, from colouring books for adults┬áto knitting clubs, and there has been huge resurgence in ceramics due in part…