Christian S. Tait
Christian S. Tait, (nee Robertson) Shetland author of poetry and fiction, was born in 1940, and brought up in Lerwick. She was educated at the Anderson Educational Institute, then Aberdeen University and the Open University. She married Harry in 1961 and moved to Trondra with their family in 1975. After teaching Music (Primary and Secondary) in Lerwick from 1967 to 1987, she became a Primary Teacher and taught at Hamnavoe Primary School.
Tait began to write in 1987, featuring in The New Shetlander and Shetland Life and her first published volume, Spindrift (1989), was a considerable critical success. She won the Scots Language Society Cup for Poetry in 1995, and retired in order to have more time for writing, music, gardening, family and friends.
Stones in the Millpond from Shetland Library Publications, her second book, is a personal response to family letters written from the battle-fronts of the First World War. Poetry, letters, prose, thoughts, drawings and photographs combine throughout the book to effect a collage of real emotional and philosophical depth.
Christian is active in the Shetland ForWirds group.