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Bobby Motherwell


Poet, singer, songwriter, and musician, Bobby Motherwell is currently the Poet in Residence at Lochwinnoch RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), working on a project on the life and work of Alexander Wilson Poet/Naturalist and Father of American Ornithology. Much of Bobby's time is spent writing about and photographing the landscapes, surroundings, and wildlife there. In addition he is a keen climber, hill walker and biker, with his work immersed in the natural world being both contemplative and meditative. His solo music project is Sulidae, and his album Kitchen Sink Dharma was released in August 2022 to critical acclaim. The album was chosen as the week's featured album on BBC Radio Scotland. January 2023 saw the release of Lots of Things, a collection of poetry, prose, and photographs compiled during and shortly after Lockdown in 2020. Bobby's poetry has also been published in Scottish literary publications such as Dreich, S.C.A.P, Stanza, as well as by Sweetycat Press in the USA.

Connection to Glasgow

Bobby Motherwell was born in Glasgow in 1962, A product of the shipyards and the Glasgow schooling system, Bobby served his apprenticeship as a fitter in Govan Shipbuilders from 1978 until 1982. He now lives in Howwood.
Bobby Motherwell
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