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"At a time when the poetry equivalent of the corporate big boys are playing it safer than ever, it's a genuine cause for rejoicing that small presses in Scotland can produce work of this quality." [NorthWords]

In the last two decades Scottish poetry has received a much-needed shot in the arm from an explosion in pamphlet-publishing, helped by the establishment of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award (see www.scottish-pamphlet-poetry.com) and a general recognition that small is not just beautiful but also efficient in connecting readers with quality writing.

Kettillonia has played its part in these developments, and continues to do so. The imprint was launched in 1999 and we don't have as much time to dedicate to it as we did back then but our aim is the same as it ever was – to put 'original, adventurous, neglected and rare writing' into print. We think that what we have planned for 2016 and beyond keeps to that agenda.

Read more about our titles, past and present, on this website. If you're tempted to buy, remember that Kettillonia publications tend not to be around for long: of the backlist titles still available, several are down to the last few copies, so buy now if you don't want to be disappointed later.

New Titles

Finding Out the Rest: History and Scotland Now

'Scottish historians no longer based their research and their conclusions on the premise that what had happened in Scotland was, by its very nature, subordinate to what had happened in England, or that its relationship to English history was like rough pasture lying outwith the landscaped garden. In...

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Orcadians: Seven Impromptus

'The great ocean Makes the gentlest of motions about the turning world, A thin wash through the pebbles.’ Published in his first collection, The Storm, in 1954, ‘Orcadians: Seven Impromptus’ is one of George Mackay Brown’s most closely observed studies of the people, land and seascapes of his island...

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The Birlinn of Clanranald

Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair (Alexander MacDonald, c.1693-c.1770), was a teacher and soldier, a Jacobite who was out in the 1745 Rising and who was Gaelic tutor to Prince Charles Edward Stewart The long poem for which he is best known, ‘The Birlinn of Clanranald’, describes a working ship, a bir...

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Latest News

Homages to Kettillonia

Praise of Ben Dorain back in stock

October 2nd, 2019

We have had a small quantity of the first print-run of Praise of Ben Dorain returned to us, so this title is back in stock. However, it has proved very popular so may not be available for long.

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Orcadians at St Andrews

February 19th, 2017

From 7th February until 1st April 2017, including during the StAnza Poetry Festival (1st-5th March), the Byre Theatre in St Andrews is hosting an exhibition of Simon Manfield's original artwork for Or...

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