An Leabhar Liath / The Light-Blue Book

31 October 2016

An Leabhar Liath / The Light-Blue Book, a new anthology tracing 500 years of Scottish Gaelic love and transgressive poetry and song, will be launched at the end of November.

Co-edited by Dr Peter Mackay, and Iain S MacPherson, the anthology offers a glimpse into a side of Gaelic culture that was not just ignored, but actively suppressed, over the course of centuries: a focus on the body, sexuality and love that does not fit in with the Balmoralized, shortbread-tin version of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The book has been awarded the Duais Dhòmhnaill Meek for the best Gaelic book of 2016. It is published by Luath, Edinburgh.