Donald S. Murray
Donald S. Murray is a Shetland-based author of fiction and poetry, originally from Ness in the Isle of Lewis. His collection of short stories Special Deliverance was published by the Scottish Cultural Press and shortlisted for a Saltire Award in 1998. His pamphlet West Coasters (Cuan Ard Press, 2003) was also shortlisted for a national award, the Calum MacDonald Memorial Prize. His second pamphlet Between Minch and Muckle Flugga appeared from Kettillonia in 2005, and a new volume Speak to us Catriona: new tales and traditions of the Lews in 2007.
Donald has also written many articles and stories for newspapers, magazines and journals such as the West Highland Free Press, the Stornoway Gazette, Chapman, Scotland’s Languages, Northwords, Edinburgh Review, Radical Scotland, Teaching English and others. He has delivered talks about Scotland’s most westerly island (St Kilda) in Scotland’s most north-western area (Ness); its most north-eastern area (Shetland); its most south-westerly corner (Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway); and Ireland’s south-western edge (the Blasket Centre, Dunquin, County Kerry).