Photo of Andrew leaning forward over a table, his arms folded on the surface. A big smile, white teeth, no glasses. He is warring a casual pullover and a collared t-shirt.Andrew Sclater’s genes are from Galloway, Norway and Orkney. A co-founder of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, he has lived with plants, as scientist, lecturer and advisor on historic gardens. He has also worked as an editor of Charles Darwin’s correspondence.

His poetry is recognised with awards from New Writing North and the Scottish Book Trust, and in 2011 was shortlisted for the Picador Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Ambit, The Dark Horse, The Frogmore Papers, Magma, New Writing Scotland, Poetry Review, and Shearsman. He co-founded the poetry magazine, Butcher's Dog, of which he’s a former editor. When not writing, he builds drystane dykes, rides a motorbike and acts.