Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Poca Snog

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Poca Snog is a small business run by Fiona Miller on the Isle of Lewis making bags, cushions and other items from Harris Tweed. The Poca Snog website and blog describes Fiona’s latest projects and shows products available to order.

Poca Snog

The Word Factory

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The Word Factory is a programme for teaching reading, writing and spelling to Primary School children. Learn more and buy the material from The Word Factory website.

The Word Factory

A journalist and a poet

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Two recent additions to the Nice Wee Sites portfolio:

A website for Renfrewshire-based poet Mary Thomson, who creates little handmade books containing individual poems:


And a blog for a North Uist journalist, with news, stories and anecdotes:


Sollas Bookbinding

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

On Saturday I went on a box-making workshop, run by local bookbinder Corinna Krause. It was an excellent day – I learned a lot, met some new people and came away with a beautiful handmade box that I’ll keep forever.

Making boxes

Corinna has a website, Sollas Bookbinding, where you can find out about her craft, the bookbinding and box-making workshops she runs, and how to buy her products.

Sollas Bookbinding

I’m hoping to attend one of the bookbinding courses next time; subscribe to the website’s RSS feed to be kept informed of upcoming events.

Sollas Translation

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Sollas Translation

Sollas Translation is an English/Gaelic/German translation service run by Corinna Krause on the island of North Uist. Corinna moved from Germany to Scotland more than ten years ago and has recently completed a PhD in self-translation of Gaelic poetry. Her new website is available in English and German.

Scotproof revamp

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Ruth’s website has just had a redesign. Here’s a screenshot, but go and visit it for a proper look.


We’ve not been posting much this summer, but that’s not to say we’ve been quiet; we’re just working away on several projects, some of which will be reported here once complete, so keep watching this space…


Monday, October 1st, 2007


Ruth has finally moved into the Web 2.0 era with a new personal website for her proofreading/web design work. The new site ( integrates her Flickr photo gallery, incorporates a blog and is intended, over time, to become a useful resource rather than just a static web presence.


Monday, February 5th, 2007


The new personal website for John Kirriemuir ( went live today, bringing together his blog and details of his business, and replacing an older website.

The website contains a number of automatically generated features including a photo-show that links to John’s picture archive on Flickr, a calendar with links to recent blog postings, and local weather readings.

Pauline Prior-Pitt

Monday, May 15th, 2006


Pauline Prior-Pitt’s ‘North Uist Sea Poems’ has won the prestigious Callum Macdonald Memorial Award for pamphlet poetry. The judges were unanimous in their decision and the award was presented by Lesley Duncan, poetry editor of The Herald, at a ceremony at the National Library of Scotland on 15 May 2006.

Between October 2004 and January 2005, Pauline visited the shore at Sollas beach, North Uist, and wrote about how the sea was on that particular day. The sequence finishes with poems about the dramatic storm that hit the islands on January 11th 2005. For details, including how to order a signed copy, visit her nice wee site:

It’s quick, it’s clear, it’s easy to find your way around. Everyone loves it. – Pauline Prior-Pitt.