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Scottish (Lowland) Poetry - Introduction and Index to Poets

This is an introduction to some well regarded and popular Scottish poets, including Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Henryson, George Campbell Hay, Iain Crichton Smith, Sorley McLean and Walter Scott.

Whereas the likes of Robert Burns and Walter Scott (late 1700's to early 1800's), Robert Louis Stevenson (late 1800's), and Robert Henryson (mid to late 1400's), established their poetry and literary works in earlier centuries, the poets such as George Campbell Hay, Iain Crichton Smith and Sorley McLean created their prose relatively later in the 20th century (1900's).

Like Robert Louis Stevenson, George Campbell Hay and Iain Crichton Smith were not only successful poets, but also became famous as a prolific story tellers and revered novelists.



Scottish Poetry 1 : The famous Scottish poet Robert Burns, affectionately known as "The Bard"



Scottish Poetry 2 : Another famous 'Robert', is Robert Louis Stevenson


Scottish Poetry 3 : Another Scottish poet, Robert Henryson (Henrysoun).


Scottish Poetry 4 : Modern Scottish and Gaelic poet, George Campbell Hay, often called the "New Bard".


Scottish Poetry 5 : Modern Scottish and Gaelic poet, Iain Crichton Smith.



Scottish Poetry 6 : Modern Scottish and Gaelic poet, Sorley MacLean.


Scottish Poetry 7 : Modern Scottish and Gaelic poet, Sir Walter Scott.


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