A moraine is material left behind by a moving glacier, the type that shaped the landscapes of Scotland, Canada and Norway. 

Moraine is a new collaborative storytelling project from three emerging writers from Caithness, Bergen and Northern Ontario. Commissioned by Lyth Arts Centre as part of Northern Stories Festival 2022, find interactive listening stations inside disused phone boxes on the map below (the orange makers).



From Friday 7 October you can also click here to listen on your own device. 

We recommend taking a walk whilst you listen; the commissions explore themes of place, ‘north’ and northern identities, landscape, heritage and environment.



Tilde Bogen (Bergen)

Calum Falconer (Caithness) 

Karen Thistle (Sudbury, Northern Ontario)

Sound Design by Morag Currie 


About the artists


Calum Falconer 


Calum was born and raised in Caithness and has recently been working in the arts sector in the area, as well as helping in the small hotel his family runs. He studied English and History of Art at the University of Aberdeen before living in Edinburgh for a number of years. He enjoys reading and tennis and can be found on Instagram @calumfalconer


Karen Thistle


Born and raised in Copper Cliff (Greater Sudbury), Northern Ontario, Canada, playwright Karen Thistle’s work has appeared at Sudbury Theatre Centre and Northern Ontario’s PlaySmelter Festival.  She is a founding member of Inklings (Playwrights), Sudbury Writers Guild. In her time away from writing, Karen is a Producer with Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, and has enjoyed working with public libraries, hat making, rug hooking and more. She lives in Sudbury with her partner Peter, and pirate fish Eli. You can catch them on Instagram:  @dark_thistle_sudbury


Tilde Bogen


Tilde Bogen is 21 year old Norwegian student, who studies Nordic language and literature. They write mostly on my own, and hadn’t shown their  texts to anyone before sending it to a publishing agency. They liked it, and the rest is history. The theme of this collection is, of course, nature and the north, and the whole story culminates in the Kletthammer-avalanche, that happened in 1868, near Tilde’s  mother’s home town. That avalanche was the most fatal avalanche in Norway’s history, killing 32 people, and ripping whole farms and houses with it. The enormous destructive powers that laid within that story saddened and touched Tilde deeply, inspiring the collection. Follow Tilde on Instagram at  @kvalmt


Morag Currie


Morag has over 15 years’ experience as a performer and teacher, playing both viola and traditional fiddle. She has worked as a session musician with ensembles and groups throughout Scotland as well as teaching with Renfrewshire Music Service, The Glasgow Academy and the University of Strathclyde. In 2019, Morag completed a Masters in Music and the Environment at the University of the Highlands and Islands. In 2021 Morag was Lyth Arts Centre’s Environment Artist in Residence. 


Part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.  Produced by Lyth Arts Centre, Pat the Dog Theatre Creation and Litteraturhuset I Bergen.