Andrew Redmond Barr is a writer and artist from Edinburgh, with a keen interest in Scottish history and culture.
In 2016 he released his first book, Summer of Independence: Stories from a Nation in the Making (Word Power Books), looking at the 2014 Scottish independence referendum from a cultural perspective. The book featured in The Scottish Review of Books’ Picks of 2016.
In 2018 he held an art exhibition, ‘Pith & Power’, at the Saltire Society in Edinburgh exploring Robert Burns’ relationship with politics and power.
In 2019 he released his second book, The Illustrated Declaration of Arbroath (Saltire Society), celebrating the 700th anniversary of one of Scotland’s most important national icons. The book was launched at the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh, and an illustrated schools pack was also created in collaboration with the National Records and Historic Environment Scotland.
In 2020 he was commissioned to design a wrap-around cover for The Scots Independent, and also two front covers of the Scottish Literary Review.