Julian Colton offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative writing across all Curriculum for Excellence subjects. His writing themes include history, landscape, animal life, and sport, particularly football. Much of his verse is concerned with the concepts of memory, imagination, and personal observation. His work reflects how people interact in a social context politically, historically, and personally.
His poetry pamphlet Something for the Weekend (Scottish Borders Council) appeared in 2001. In 2002, his poem pamphlet DH Lawrence was short listed for the Callum MacDonald pamphlet award. Work has also appeared in countless quality magazines and anthologies. He also co-produced the CD Eildon Leaves and the first Borders Book Festival Fringe. His book of children's ghost stories The Looking Glass Years is inspired by the life and times of Sir Walter Scott. His poetry collection Two Che Guevaras was published in 2007, Everyman Street (Smokestack Publishing) in 2009, Cold Light of Morning (Cultured Llama) in 2015, and Selkirk's Marvellous Monuments (Selkirk Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme) in 2016. He most recently wrote a fully produced film of three Trimontium scenes for The Trimontium Museum in Melrose. He edits The Eildon Tree magazine. (Photo credit: Fiona Colton)