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Last night’s appearance (Thursday June 23) in Taigh Chearsabhagh by Scots poet Gerry Cambridge is to be rescheduled for October.

The much-anticipated poetry evening had to be postponed at the last minute after Cambridge became unwell with COVID-19.

The free event, part of the Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival, was to be an opportunity for the poet to share his work and host a writing workshop.

A date in October has yet to be finalised. However, the tentative plans for the autumn are likely to see a double bill, with Cambridge being joined in North Uist by another Scottish poet, Jenny Lindsay.

Gerry Cambridge is founder of the leading Scottish poetry journal, The Dark Horse. His sixth poetry collection, The Light Acknowledgers, was published by HappenStance Press in 2019.

He is also an essayist, print designer and typographer with a background in natural history photography and a lifelong interest in the natural world. 

He lived in a caravan in Ayrshire for 20 years before winning a Brownsbank Fellowship in Hugh MacDiarmid’s former home from 1997 to 1999.

Cambridge has been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (2006–2009) and Glasgow Caledonian University (2010–2012).

During the 1980s, he was a freelance natural history writer for the UK Reader’s Digest.