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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.

RRP: £9.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781914518300
Publication Date: 07/09/2023

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Robert Davidson
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...


‘Davidson has given voice to a whole class of people who are treated simply as figures on a balance sheet by economists, or peripheral stereotypes by other novelists. Site Works deserves to be read by the very men to whose lives it gives such beautiful attention.’

Alan Bissett

‘A fascinating and refreshing read, tough, masculine and humane.’

Lesley Glaister

‘Davidson has come up with an incredibly vivid depiction of a temporary community of transient workers, which is almost too authentic for comfort.’

Alastair Mabbott

‘In his words the technical and the mundane, the endless body-destroying hard graft, the awfulness of the Highland winter weather, all come together to create something fine.’

Charles Gorer

‘Poetic passages and concise pen portraits are woven into an enlightening tale which lifts the lid on a world of which few are aware.’

Ross-shire Journal

‘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