Angus Martin

Angus Martin was born in Campbeltown in 1952.  He left school at 15 and became a herring fisherman, the first of a succession of jobs.  He began writing poetry in his early teens and, at the age of 16, as A.S. Martin, had two poems accepted for the Edinburgh University Press annual anthology, Scottish Poetry.  His first poetry collection, The Larch Plantation, was published in 1990 and received a Scottish Arts Council Spring Award. He has also written many books on social history, most of them dealing with his native Kintyre and with the fishing industry.  The first of these, The Ring-Net Fishermen, which took seven years to research and write, appeared in 1981.  He is married with three grown-up daughters and has been retired in Campbeltown since 2012.  He spends his time writing and walking and cycling around Kintyre, indulging his interests in natural history, history and archaeology.

Books by Shoestring Press

A Night of Islands