Surfacing, By Kathleen Jamie

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012020020320200204 (R4)Beneath the broad Alaskan sky, long-buried artefacts spill from the thawing tundra. In the eroding sand dunes of a Scottish island, preserved Neolithic hearths and homes are uncovered by the wind. And in a grandmother’s tenement flat, memories surface of a long-ago mining accident and a mother who was kind.

Award-winning poet Kathleen Jamie's essays reflect on time, memory and our connections to the past.

Read by Maureen Beattie
Abridged by Linda Cracknell
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Exquisite, clear-eyed essays on archaeology, nature and memory by the poet Kathleen Jamie.

Exquisite, clear-eyed essays on memory, archaeology and nature by the poet Kathleen Jamie.

022020020420200205 (R4)Beneath the broad Alaskan sky, long-buried artefacts spill from the thawing tundra. In the eroding sand dunes of a Scottish island, preserved Neolithic hearths and homes are uncovered by the wind. And in a grandmother’s tenement flat, memories surface of a long-ago mining accident and a mother who was kind.

Award-winning poet Kathleen Jamie's essays reflect on time, memory and our connections to the past.

Read by Maureen Beattie
Abridged by Linda Cracknell
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Exquisite, clear-eyed essays on archaeology, nature and memory by the poet Kathleen Jamie.

Exquisite, clear-eyed essays on memory, archaeology and nature by the poet Kathleen Jamie.

032020020520200206 (R4)Beneath the broad Alaskan sky, long-buried artefacts spill from the thawing tundra. In the eroding sand dunes of a Scottish island, preserved Neolithic hearths and homes are uncovered by the wind. And in a grandmother’s tenement flat, memories surface of a long-ago mining accident and a mother who was kind.

Award-winning poet Kathleen Jamie's essays reflect on time, memory and our connections to the past. She travels to Westray, one of the Orkney Islands, to work on an archaeological dig.

Read by Maureen Beattie
Abridged by Linda Cracknell
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Exquisite, clear-eyed essays on archaeology, nature and memory by the poet Kathleen Jamie.

Exquisite, clear-eyed essays on memory, archaeology and nature by the poet Kathleen Jamie.

042020020620200207 (R4)Beneath the broad Alaskan sky, long-buried artefacts spill from the thawing tundra. In the eroding sand dunes of a Scottish island, preserved Neolithic hearths and homes are uncovered by the wind. And in a grandmother’s tenement flat, memories surface of a long-ago mining accident and a mother who was kind.

Nostalgia for the past competes with modern day comforts as poet Kathleen Jamie joins an archaeological dig on Westray.

Read by Maureen Beattie
Abridged by Linda Cracknell
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Exquisite, clear-eyed essays on archaeology, nature and memory by the poet Kathleen Jamie.

Exquisite, clear-eyed essays on memory, archaeology and nature by the poet Kathleen Jamie.

052020020720200208 (R4)Beneath the broad Alaskan sky, long-buried artefacts spill from the thawing tundra. In the eroding sand dunes of a Scottish island, preserved Neolithic hearths and homes are uncovered by the wind. And in a grandmother’s tenement flat, memories surface of a long-ago mining accident and a mother who was kind.

In the last of the extracts from Kathleen Jamie's collection of essays, the poet draws together her reflections on nature, memory and family.

Read by Maureen Beattie
Abridged by Linda Cracknell
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Exquisite, clear-eyed essays on memory, archaeology and nature by the poet Kathleen Jamie.