For The Islands I Sing

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SF20100723George Mackay Brown was one of the most important Scottish poets of the 20th century.|He believed a poet was born, not made, and his gifts might either flourish or wither depending on circumstance.|In his case he suspected that, had he grown up in a city, he might never have written a word.|He lived in Orkney, and the islands for him became a 'place of order, a place of remembrance, a place of vision' which sustained him throughout his life.|Poet Kenneth Steven travels to Stromness, where George Mackay Brown remained for almost his entire life, to speak to those who remember him and his influence in the community.|Poet Kenneth Steven visits Orkney, the island where George Mackay Brown spent his life.