Sandstone Press

Site Works by Robert Davidson

RRP: £7.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781905207633
Publication Date: 14/06/2014
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Site Works

Robert Davidson

On a wind lashed coast in the far north of Scotland, a group of men assemble on a construction site. The Ness and Struie Drainage Project will dominate their lives for the next few months as they toil through the daylight hours and into the night, endure hardship, harsh weather, harsh words and conflict. This book shines a light on the incredible engineering work that those men you see on the side of the road undertake, to bring us water, bring us light and take that which we do not want away.

Robert Davidson

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Robert Davidson is a writer, editor and publisher located in Highland Scotland. He is the author, co-author and editor of many books as well as a published poet, lyricist and librettist. A former...

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‘Nothing short of revelatory, beautiful and profound.’
-Alan Bisset

‘Not only a tale of men struggling to maintain their lives in the harsh adversity of a Scottish winter, but also a realistic contemplation of the varying ideals and hopes of each man working on the project.’
-The Scotsman

‘This is a real life engineering project and these are the men and their machines who made it happen and Robert Davidson is their brilliant chronicler.’
-The Northern Times