Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson
Photograph of Robert Davidson by Ian Rhind
Robert Davidson © Ian Rhind



Founder and managing editor of Sandstone Press, Robert Davidson is also a published poet, lyricist and librettist. 

Full Biography

A former civil engineer long resident in the Highlands, Robert Davidson is active in both publishing and writing. He has been Secretary of the Neil Gunn Memorial Trust since its inception in 1986 and was reviews editor of Northwords magazine from 1999 to 2001. As managing editor for the following three years, he shifted the focus of the magazine from new writing to a more broadly based arts content. He established Sandstone Press in Dingwall in 2002, and is managing editor of it and its online magazine, Sandstone Review.

Davidson has published two collections of poems, The Bird & The Monkey  (Highland Printmakers, 1996) and Total Immersion (Scottish Cultural Press, 1998). He was editor of the water-themed anthology After The Watergaw  (Scottish Cultural Press, 1998). The book length sequence 'Columba' was published in its entirety by Poetry Scotland and was performed as part of the Cromarty Book Festival in 2002, and his libretto Dunbeath Water was performed at Highland Festival 2004.



Poems by Robert Davidson