Love and Revolution: a poetic journey through political ideals, love, loss, and life in the Western Isles. From the best-selling author of Soil and Soul comes this much-awaited first collection of poetry. Alastair McIntosh provides fresh insights into modern Scottish life and into being a citizen in one world through moving, modern poetry, including Homage to Young Men, a poetic collaboration with the band Nizlopi - of JCB Song fame - due for LP release in August 2006. From topics as diverse as saving the curlew to land ownership on the Isle of Eigg and the first Gulf War, Alastair McIntosh offers an enlightening perspective on recent political happenings at home in the Hebrides and in the wider world.
Alastair McIntosh was raised on the Isle of Lewis. He now lives with his wife in Greater Govan, a Hebridean quarter of Glasgow once famous for building ships. There he works for cultural renewal with the GalGael Trust and holds an honorary post as Scotland's first professor of Human Ecology at the University of Strathclyde.