Alastair’s Abachan is a landscape incantation, written in Lybster, Caithness at a time of crisis. He notes: “it is unlikely that I will make another filmpoem with a poem of my own. This is for my mother.” And this has proved to be the case. It was premiered at the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics at Brantwood, John Ruskin’s house on Coniston in the Lake District, March 26th 2011. With thanks to David Fyans and Victoria MacRae.