Mariscat Press

Welcome to the website of Mariscat Press and Hamish Whyte. Here you’ll find information about Hamish Whyte as a poet, including details of and samples from his books, as well as samples of Mariscat Press publications and ordering and submission guides.

As a poet Hamish is known for his highly individual style, at once immediate and unexpected; Mariscat is now one of the longest running self-funded small presses in Scotland, known for its tastefully designed publications and a quality backlist which includes work by figures such as Douglas Dunn, Diana Hendry and Brian McCabe, as well as numerous publications by Edwin Morgan, Whyte’s friend for over 30 years.

Mariscat publications and website designed by Gerry Cambridge

event launch, friday 12th august 2016
6.00 for 6.30pm, blackwells
south bridge, edinburgh
all welcome:
isobel dixon reads from

Some recent publications:

Against the Light | Stewart Conn
At the Well of Love | Tom Pow

Visiting the Animal | Lesley Glaister
The Empathetic Store | Jackie Kay
Where You Start From | Lindy Barbour
A Witch Among the Gooseberries | Ian McDonough
Smoke that Thunders | Eveline Pye
Prodigal | Jim Carruth
Arroyos | Timothy E. G. Bartel
Dat Trickster Sun | Christine De Luca
The Seed-Box Lantern: New and Selected Poems | Diana Hendry

Mariscat Press was the Michael Marks Pamphlet Publisher of the Year for 2015, a prestigious award administered by The British Library in partnership with The Wordsworth Trust.

Mariscat also took both First and Second Places in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Pamphlet Awards for 2015, administered by The National Library of Scotland in co-operation with the Michael Marks Trust.