The Outer Hebrides is an island archipelago on the
remotest north-western periphery of a bigger island
archipelago, itself part of Europe's Atlantic coastline. And
what is Atlantic Europe if not the north-western tip of the vast
land mass of Eurasia? Here is an unrivalled sense of place,
on the edge, the periphery, the brink.
Bruce Kendrick has been visiting these islands, regularly,
since 1970. Art & Nature in the Outer Hebrides combines his
highly commendable nature writing with fascinating stories of folk he has met over the years who create
wonderful art and crafts in these remote islands. How do these artists, be they painters, potters, photographers,
or poets, interpret their world of nature, their culture, their heritage, here in the wilds of the north-east Atlantic
Ocean? Bruce is also an accomplished nature photographer and his supporting images of both art and nature in
these islands only add to the book's appeal.
So come along and enjoy Bruce's fine narrative style.