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OPEN OUR CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

medalion showing hugh miller's head in relief

Introduction

Encouraged by the great success of the first two Hugh Miller writing competitions, we are here introducing a page devoted to new writing featuring material encompassing all his spheres of interest. It is divided, at least initially, into two sections:

 

1. NATURAL WONDERS

Reflections on the wonders of our Scottish geoheritage, inspired by our landscapes and fossils and other natural phenomena through the aeons of deep time.

We start this section with links to an introduction by geopoet Norrie Bissell, Haiku Walking, and an article by Elsa Panciroli on current breakthrough discoveries in Scottish palaeontology.

 

2. TRADITIONS TODAY

A very broad area, embracing all Miller's other interests, and how they are interpreted and carried forward in the 21st Century.. Folklore, History including church, social, literary and political, Journalism, Stonemasonry and related crafts.We start Section Two with the first poem we have read on the Disruption of 1843  in the Church of Scotland, entitled Hugh Miller's Lament, submitted by Glasgow poet Jen Gray.

Both sections will feature links to a regularly changing series of articles, essays and poems, some of them entries to the Miller writing competitions, some volunteered by Friends members and visitors to this website.

Please do submit a piece of your own for publication whenever you like!

 

 

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