Welcome to the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics

The Scottish Centre for Geopoetics was established in 1995 by Tony McManus and others and is affiliated to the International Institute of Geopoetics founded by Kenneth White in 1989.

The geopoetic project is not one more contribution to the cultural variety show, nor is it a literary school, nor is it concerned with poetry as an art of intimacy.  It is a major movement involving the very foundations of human life on earth.” Inaugural text of the International Institute of Geopoetics.

Geopoetics is concerned, fundamentally, with a relationship to the earth and with the opening of a world.” Kenneth White, Geopoetics: place, culture, world.

Image by Nancy Campbell – click on image for Nancy’s member page.

The Scottish Centre for Geopooetics is a network of individuals who share a common interest in developing an understanding of geopoetics and applying it creatively in their lives.  We organise talks, discussions, day and weekend events and courses, including field work in interesting places, which are designed to extend our knowledge and experience of geopoetics.

We have members in England, Wales, USA, Australia, Morocco, Poland and Sweden as well as throughout Scotland and welcome new members from all over the world. You can join us using either of the membership application forms found here.

NEW – Nature, Creativity And Well-Being In Hard Times
This discussion about Nature, Creativity and Well-Being with the International Futures Forum at the Boathouse in Aberdour on 21 April 2012 offers new insights into their relationship and how geopoetics offers ways of overcoming the effects of Nature Deficit Disorder. Read More

Our latest Newsletter and 2011 AGM director’s report are now available on the Newsletters page.