Balgray Reservoir, East Renfrewshire; writing and art sessions with children and adults as part of the public consultation process for the development of a walkway around the reservoir. With erz, Studio Alec Finlay, and Bespoke Atelier, 2018

Wild City Glasgow, ‘walkshops’ – walks and writing activities – with children, school pupils and adults, exploring the wild within the city. With Studio Alec Finlay, and the Walking Library, 2018

Come Down the Mile, a 90-minute walk for the  Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with poems about the festivals, pageants and ceremonies in the city by authors including Robert Fergusson, Carolina Oliphant and Robert Louis Stevenson, 2017

What is a tree?, twelve poems on trees growing in the park, presented on botanical labels, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, 2016

Crailing Pomona
, three-line poems about varieties of apple and pear trees in the orchard, presented on botanical labels, Crailing Community Orchard, near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, 2016

Terrace gryphons
Curved Stream: eight contemporary artists
at Traquair House, Scottish Borders, with Andrew Mackenzie, Paul Keir et al; I presented Dea Silvarum, a poetry walk in the gardens, and an annotated print of the poems in one of the garden pavilions, 2015

The Merkinch Circles
, Inverness, with Mary Bourne; Phase 2 of River Connections, working with a group of Merkinch residents writing circle poems for stone carvings within the new flood defences, 2015

04 Luncarty Tom
Living Voices 2: training care home staff in Perth & Kinross to use poetry, song and storytelling in their work. A project organised by Scottish Poetry Library & Scottish Storytelling Centre, 2015

Castle Garden of Water to Beyond
: a blog about monthly visits I made to the Japanese Garden, Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh with invited friends during 2014

Willow leaves
Falkland Palace Willow Labyrinth: a commission from the National Trust for Scotland for a poem for a bench at the centre of a newly planted labyrinth in the palace orchard, written after walks and workshops with local nursery, primary and secondary school children, and adults, 2014

River Connections, Inverness: poems about the River Ness and its huge catchment area for the new flood defences, with sculptor Mary Bourne, 2014

Some Bat-squeak Echo of Other Time
‘a tour guided by fiction’ in the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, with Artlink Edinburgh & Lothians, 2014

own others Stourhead
there were our own there were the others 
with Studio Alec Finlay; a series of memorial walks held at National Trust properties in England & Wales to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, 2014

Easedale label rapids
Walking Poets: Wordsworth and Basho,
a commission from the Wordsworth Trust which resulted in While yet we may, a book and a set of cards, exhibited at Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Lake District, 2014

Out of Books 
with Alec Finlay, a series of readings and guided walks in locations visited by Boswell & Johnson on their ‘tour’ of 1773, focusing on books they read, quote from and critique en route, 2013 / 2016

01 Luncarty Eddie
Living Voices 1: monthly sessions using poetry, song and storytelling with care home residents in Perth & Kinross; project organised by Scottish Poetry Library & Scottish Storytelling Centre, 2013/14

Alec Finlay & Ken Cockburn
Wallflower | Flora MuriCallendar Park, Falkirk; with the Park Gallery and Studio Alec Finlay; making a new work for the park with the Park Gallery’s ‘Youth Ambassadors’, 2013

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Shadows of our Ancestors 2012: Seven Hills
, walks and poems linking Edinburgh and the Antonine Wall for an event on World Heritage Day, 2012

Forty Couplets, workshops with staff and patients and writing texts to be installed in a new Aberdeen hospital building; with Grampian Hospitals Art Trust and Studio Alec Finlay, 2012

Bolton One, with ~in the fields; writing texts relating to the town’s industrial heritage (spinning and weaving) as part of a public art commission for this new education, leisure and health centre, 2012

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