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Peak Beyond Peak: Unpublished Scottish Journeys of Isobel Wylie Hutchison

Collected and Transcribed by Hazel Buchan Cameron Have you ever heard the name Isobel Wylie Hutchison? If the answer is no, it’s little surprise, but her relative obscurity in Scottish history remains one of the country’s biggest cultural oversights. Isobel was born near the turn of the century and was many things: a botanist, aContinue reading “Peak Beyond Peak: Unpublished Scottish Journeys of Isobel Wylie Hutchison”

Books of 2022: Relativism by Mary Ford Neal

This is the first book we signed off on after opening for submissions back in July 2021, and we are just as excited about it now as we were back then. Relativism, the second poetry collection by Mary Ford Neal, a writer and academic from the West of Scotland, is a frank and poignant seriesContinue reading “Books of 2022: Relativism by Mary Ford Neal”

Deadlines, Delays and Delight: A Year in Independent Publishing

In case the rule-of-three title didn’t tip you off, I’m quite fond of sequences. Not in a mathematical sense so much as a rhythmic one, the way sounds and words come together to create wholes. It’s little wonder, then, that when we first started Taproot Press in the summer of 2020, we had a runningContinue reading “Deadlines, Delays and Delight: A Year in Independent Publishing”

Two poems from Hard Roads an Cauld Hairst Winds

Last month you might have heard the news that we were awarded a Scots Language Publication Grant to produce our upcoming book, Hard Roads an Cauld Hairst Winds: Li Bai an Du Fu in Scots by Brian Holton. This means that we’ll now be able to push ahead with our plans to publish a realContinue reading “Two poems from Hard Roads an Cauld Hairst Winds”

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