Welcome. Are you nostalgic about Scotland? Would like to know more about the most beautiful country on the planet?

Pure escapism, wonderful engaging short stories and contemporary music from the beautiful Scottish Highlands and Islands as well as from Scotland’s history

FREE AS THE WIND – Contemporary and dramatic story-lines, enchanting Scottish folklore, vibrant Scottish scenery, nostalgic Scottish island tales,  Hebridean adventures, an island tragedy, and a short story around a family feud in  the immediate aftermath of the battle of Culloden

Sample text from “FREE AS THE WIND”  available HERE


Cover illustration of the standing stones at Callanish by Teresa Gordon 


FISHING FOR SUBMARINES – The Clearances, Emigration to the New World (and how one family is affected), contemporary Scottish stories, folklore, and nostalgia for the Scottish islands in the 60s and 70s.

Sample text from the story “An Island Disaster” in “FISHING FOR SUBMARINES”  available HERE


Cover photograph taken on returning to Ullapool from Stornoway by Ian Couper

“Just to say enjoying reading your book. Excellent stories. Downloaded last week on Kindle and spent my four days off reading, and looking forward to the rest” – Raymond Low

“Free as the Wind” Scottish Short Stories. I’m reading it now and enjoying it very much…. The stories are good and I’m enjoying them, Ian. I think you’re a very good writer indeed, and I’m looking forward to the sequel you’re working on now.”  – Susan Weber Maurer

“Currently reading the book enjoying it much…” Marsha McGlennen

“Just started reading your book Ian and enjoying all the short stories and the characters.” Ann Grant

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