Fife Pilgrim Way: A Sequence (3 Dunfermline Abbey) – Donald MacEwan




Fife Pilgrim Way: a Sequence



In the summer of 2020, I walked the Fife Pilgrim Way from Culross to St Andrews with friends.  This sequence of poems with photographs explores places and incidents along the way, wondering as we wandered if and how the divine was and is encountered in the presences and absences, the dead and the living, in pilgrims then and now.  It wonders if relics can rekindle grace, an inbreaking or perhaps rather, a recognising.



Donald MacEwan has spent his life listening to 80s indie, playing golf indifferently, travelling around the world hopefully, teaching English ineffectually, reading pleasurably, and ministering cheerfully.  He has been Chaplain to the University of St Andrews for ten years.   




  • Karen entered the PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management and consulting, followed by service in pastoral, social and theatre ministry. Under the supervision of Trevor Hart, she is exploring theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate student-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. As Editor of Transpositions, she is fostering a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept.