Tròndairnis / Trotternish

Meg Bateman
designed by Jeanne Constantin
screenprint (unframed), edition of 100
297 x 420 mm

This is the second in a new series of ATLAS editions supporting artists’ work, community care and social change. The sale of each edition generates income that we share between an organisation or group of the commissioned artist’s choice and the production of the next commission.

*See below for an explanation of the payment options and how to add a pass-it-on donation*

Tròndairnis / Trotternish is a ‘concrete’ poem by Meg Bateman, its stepped lines reflecting the slippages and lava sills of the landscape of Trotternish in Skye. It compares the passage of time from a geological and a human perspective. The print has been designed by Jeanne Constantin, and comes with a bonus lithographic print designed by Jeanne in response to Meg's poem.

Through the sale of this print, Meg has chosen to support Skye Mountain Rescue. The members of the Skye Mountain Rescue Team are folk from all over the island who give up their time to assist others in a time of emergency. The team members are all volunteers.

Originally from Edinburgh, Meg Bateman learned Gaelic and has published three volumes of her own poetry and has edited and translated several others of historical Gaelic verse. She is a lecturer at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (UHI), the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture in Sleat, Skye.


Our new series of editions have a three-tiered payment scheme: a full price that includes a pass-it-on donation, a full price, and a subsidised price.

The pass-it-on donation supports a subsidised price to help make art more affordable to own. Subsidised prints are limited and reserved for people who are unwaged or on low income and cannot afford the full price.

You can also add your own pass-it-on donation.