Dear S. by Laura Lodahl

The way you say 'Earth' sounds ancient. You are from the home of my soul, a place whose beauty breaks my heart time and time again. You call mountains ‘beinns’, valleys ‘glens’ and lakes 'lochs’. Its meandering rivers are your veins and the forests your lungs; every day you give me life. Now I am … Continue reading Dear S. by Laura Lodahl

Bewitching Midsummer by Lilian Anderson

Tonight is the night that the fae and magical creatures come to play tricks and cast pixie dust as we slumber, If the bard is to be believed that is. Shakespeare’s Midsummer's Night Dream has been a favourite of mine for a long time. But for many years before Puck, Bottom, Tatiana and Oberon Midsummer … Continue reading Bewitching Midsummer by Lilian Anderson

Dreams on Hold by Victoria Sullivan

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here. On this, a very significant day Allow your heart to be light A force that has stopped the world in its tracks Has taken your dreams out of sight In sweeping the … Continue reading Dreams on Hold by Victoria Sullivan

The Quiet by Victoria Sullivan

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here. Do we have to return from The Quiet? Do we have to return to the noise? The bustle, the rush, the loudness of life Where everyone raises their voice? Do we have … Continue reading The Quiet by Victoria Sullivan

Impermanence by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here. The river wends its watery way through the path of least resistance, It knows there is only one way doon the force of gravity dictates this It cuts a channel oot tae … Continue reading Impermanence by David McGowran

Minefield by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here.  I prayed for rain from the cold and grey, To wash the sins of the streets away To cleanse the slabs and rinse the tar, So I can get out without the … Continue reading Minefield by David McGowran

5G by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here. What are the chances it's fae a 5G tower? 1 ower 4 tae the 24th power UHF radio, WIFI and Bluetooth, Plenty of stories but what is the truth? In a previous … Continue reading 5G by David McGowran

Top Book/Series Recommendations! by Book Crazy

Juniper Unraveling Series by Keri Lake This is an adult dystopian/post-apocalyptic series that I devoured! I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading, but I was completely blown away and this series is now one of my top favourites. I loved everything about the series from the characters to the plot line to … Continue reading Top Book/Series Recommendations! by Book Crazy

Unity League

So I just wanted to talk a little bit about Kilmarnock Unity League, full disclosure I am a member of the group, and I’m the secretary for the committee as well so my opinion may be biased but I happen to think that we are a hardworking, dedicated and supportive group for LGBT+ people. We … Continue reading Unity League

Spittin by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland YouTube channel by clicking here. How can I feel safe when you're spitting in my street, How can I feel hope without money picked from trees How can I feel conscious without a connection to world, How … Continue reading Spittin by David McGowran

Third Degree Burns by Lorna Wallace

If Burns had been alive today I often wunner whit he’d say; Wid he be unco proud tae ca’ Himsel’ a Scot Or would he see a land Where decency’s forgot? Wid he be proud o’ Scotland noo Tae witness things that some folk do: Runnin’ ither buddies doon Wi herts so cold, Condemning folk … Continue reading Third Degree Burns by Lorna Wallace

#StayHomeStaySafe by David McGowran

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland YouTube channel by clicking here. Noo the tigers in the Bronx Zoo are coughin up the Covid, It's a jar of deadly worms and they've realised there's no lid Bo Jo's on the bellows and Betty's on … Continue reading #StayHomeStaySafe by David McGowran

An Ode Tae Tinder by Lorna Wallace

Hiy you. Aye, you! Are you alone? Do you sit waitin’ by the phone? Huv aw yir dreams eh birds an’ bees Burnt tae a cinder? Well whit yi dain, ya styoopit boy, Yi heard eh Tinder? It’s lik sunshine fur the soul, If settlin’ doon’s no quite yir goal, An’ aw yi huv ti … Continue reading An Ode Tae Tinder by Lorna Wallace

Single Review: Iain Robert MacLeod – Ain’t Nobody’s Baby Like Mine

Iain Robert MacLeod is musician and producer from Musselburgh, Scotland who founded the Honest Sound Studio. I previously reviewed Iain Robert MacLeod’s album ‘Phone Recordings’ and you can check that out here. Today, I’ll be talking about his single ‘Ain't Nobody's Baby Like Mine’ which was released at the end of April 2019.  ‘Ain't Nobody's … Continue reading Single Review: Iain Robert MacLeod – Ain’t Nobody’s Baby Like Mine

Single Review: Captain Tom Moore – You’ll Never Walk Alone (ft. Michael Ball, and The NHS Voices of Care Choir)

Captain Tom Moore, who as of today, was given the rank of Honorary Colonel on his 100th Birthday. He is a decorated veteran of the Second World War, having served in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, the 145th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps and the 146th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps during his service between 1939 and … Continue reading Single Review: Captain Tom Moore – You’ll Never Walk Alone (ft. Michael Ball, and The NHS Voices of Care Choir)