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Andrew Sclater

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Contact: aasclater@gmail.com
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English
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I trained as an actor, then became a research biologist. Mutating into a historic gardens consultant, I co-founded the National Botanic Garden of Wales and produced extensive surveys and master plans for historic gardens and landscapes including those at Brodick and Culzean Castles.

I am interested in art and nature, and the pasts we all live with. I am an experienced performer and reader of my work, and particularly enjoy engaging with people informally, for example in discussions, on walks, in workshops. Often using humour and pathos in my work, I like to reflect on the major forces and experiences that affect lives. I believe poetry must be much more musical and magical than normal speech.

Local authorities can visit

Dumfries and Galloway; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; South Ayrshire

Events can deliver

Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Outdoor learning

Topics of work

Ageing; Childhood; Class & society; Death, grief & bereavement; Family; Nature; Publishing & getting published; Rural communities; Translation; World War 1; World War 2

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Age groups can work with


Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+