The Summer 2022 edition of ReSourcE takes heed of the year-long celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories. As VisitScotland states, stories are a vital part of Scotland’s culture, and when we share remarkable stories, whether spoken, written, sung, filmed—or played, as you will read in this edition—they give a sense of place, history and belonging.
The RSE’s Fellowship and the Young Academy of Scotland harbour a rich heritage of stories and a wide range of powerful methods of storytelling across countless disciplines, and this edition offers a window into this resource.
Acclaimed Hebridean singer, Julie Fowlis, describes how Gaelic is woven into the fabric of Scotland and how stories contained within the landscapes of North Uist have inspired her. Meanwhile, James Robertson takes us to the magical and unique mid-20th century home of Scottish poet, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Professor Mirela Delibegovic celebrates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin; depicting its origin story and illuminating a long-debated question of who deserved recognition for its discovery. And much more!