The Linmill Stories were written by Robert McLellan, Scottish Poet, Dramatist, Author of Fiction and Non-fiction books and plays across many genre. His comedy and insights into human behaviour often drawn from his own experience growing up on the Linmill farm in Kirkfieldbank. Here Robert narrates four of his Linmill stories and the descriptive language and gentle rhythm paints pictures in the mind. Take time to listen, allow your ear to ‘tune in’ to the lilt and you will find yourself transported.
These works have been made available to ArranSound.com by the kind permission of Robert’s son Mr. Johnnie McLellan and we are very grateful to him for this treat to the ears.
Robert McLellan's very beautiful poem, evoking the sight and sounds of an Arran burn as it travels along its course. Here it is recited by John Sillars, a great admirer of Robert's work, whose voice lends itself perfectly to the cadence of the poem.
Recorded on Arran by John Boyd in 2019 during the McLellan Festival.
This Poem By Robert McLellan has been made available to ArranSound.com by the kind permission of Robert’s son Mr. Johnnie McLellan
Sheila Gilmore says, “This is a beautiful poem written by Scottish playwright Robert McLellen, who lived at High Corrie. It was commissioned by the BBC and first produced in 1965. It’s one of my favourite pieces of all time - the language is so descriptive. This is the start of the burn's journey - I hope you enjoy it.”