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Experimental Laboratory!

An Experimental Mindset Is
Essential To Drive Development
And Innovation.

"Prof. Donald MacLean, business guru, Gaelic chorister and geo-poet, has contributed a specially written poem for the finale, drawing people and place, rural and urban together, while Mary Ann’s poetic litany marks the city’s story through its names of place. The highest point in Glasgow, Cathkin Braes, affords magnificent views of the whole city, showing its green spaces and waterways in all their glory. Appropriate that this city spiris should have its name rooted in Gaelic as ‘common ground’. The Search for the Dear Green Place is complete – it is everywhere in the city, and it belongs to us all." (Extract from programme notes)


A poetry/music collaboration between musician, Finlay Wells and Donald.

The music and poems are centred on the enduring but challenging relationships between people and place. Inspired by the Highland Clearances, they were produced experimentally - via the traditional Bardic practice of first absorbing and second expressing the ‘spirit' of a place back to its people.

Another Life



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