Our a-z

This unique collection was written by primary school children during workshops in Kirkwall and Stromness Libraries as part of the GMB writing fellowship in 2007.

With something for every letter of the alphabet, it’s a very particular a-z, reflecting the lives and imaginations of some of Orkney’s youngest writing talent.

First Published in 2008 by The George Mackay Brown Writing Fellowship in association with the Department of Museums and Heritage Orkney Islands Council.

Compiled and edited by Pamela Beasant.


  • Alannah Irvine
  • Naomi Irvine
  • Amy Johnston
  • Eula Merriman
  • Alusha Romaniszyn
  • Halina Romaniszyn
  • Kayleigh Swannie
  • Audun Towrie
  • Eilidh Warnock
  • Freya Warnock


Cover design and page lay-out by Iain Ashman.

ISBN 978-954-8862-83-7

Printed by The Orcadian Ltd, Hell’s Half Acre, Hatston, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DY.

Price £5

Our a-z