Sound of Gigha

Visual artists (Julia Love Griffiths and Ann Thomas) and myself as a writer have come together to create a coastal meditation on a tiny area of West Scotland’s seaboard. We have used a variety of media including paintings and line drawings. The landscape is seen from various perspectives: personal, artistic, historical, archaeological, ecological, geological and mythological.
My son Peter created the layout for the book.

It is a bioregional work in the sense that I try and get a feel historically for a culture based on where I live, in collaboration with two visual artists.

To think – we could all be writing collaborative books for our own home landscape (in my case, a stretch of coast only 13 miles long)! Every local landscape has its own unique character and the people living on it – especially in the pre-industrial age – responded to it in unique ways.

About edwardtyler

I live in Kintyre, the long peninsula acting as a natural breakwater for the Firth of Clyde, west of Glasgow. A Permaculture and Transition practitioner, I am working with fellow community activists to co-create a resilient and vibrant local bioregion.


  1. It is beautiful Ed, really inspiring! Can it be downloaded? I would love to share it with my bioregional team here in South Devon and Dartmoor. Isabel at

    • edwardtyler

      Hi Isabel great to hear from you. You can order it from Blurb the online publisher – only as a paper copy at the moment. However, we are considering a download version…let us know of any further courses you are convening…best Ed

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