Ian McDonough: was brought up in Brora on the East Coast of Sutherland. He has published four collections of poetry, most recently A Witch Among The Gooseberries published by Mariscat in 2014. His work has appeared widely, including Poetry Review, Times Educational Supplement, Physics Review, New Writing Scotland and The Scotsman. A member of Shore Poets, he lives in Edinburgh with his partner and daughter. When not writing he works as a mediator and trainer.