This is a book for anyone interested in wildlife, for art lovers, for tourists wanting a memento of their holiday, for everyone who loves the west coast of Scotland. It depicts a year in the life of Oronsay, a remote island that is farmed by the RSPB for the benefit of wildlife, and follows artist Jane Smith, as she attempts to portray the interactions of wildlife, farm animals and human inhabitants. A humorous, first-hand, personal view of island life, both human and otherwise, and is illustrated with Jane Smith’s vibrant and acutely observed sketches, paintings and prints.
Wild Island: A Year in the Hebrides
by Jane Smith
‘Jane’s illustrations and prose transport you to a very special place and let you into the lives of some very special people…skillfully managing this nature reserve and meeting all the challenges thrown at them’ – from the Foreword by Stuart Housden, Director of RSPB Scotland
Hardback: 160 pages
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd., 2016