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“An sàl a’ tighinn gu bàrr/ The brine rising up”

Anne Frater

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The Brine Rising Up

2Anna C Frater/Anne C Frater is a Gaelic poet and scriptwriter. She was brought up in the village of Upper Bayble on the Isle of Lewis, in a home and a community where Gaelic was the main language. Her poetry has been published in various anthologies, as well as in two collections, Fon t-Slige (Gairm, 1995) and Cridhe Creige (Acair 2017).

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Electronic reference

Anne Frater, ““An sàl a’ tighinn gu bàrr/ The brine rising up””Angles [Online], 17 | 2024, Online since 01 June 2024, connection on 12 July 2024. URL:; DOI:

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About the author

Anne Frater

Having completed an MA (Celtic and French) and then a Ph.D from Glasgow University, Anne worked in the media for several years before returning to Lewis in 1999.  She is now a senior lecturer at Lews Castle College University of the Highlands and Islands, where she teaches on the Gaelic-medium degree programmes, and on the Gaelic Scotland degree.

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