Fare thee weel, my only Luve, And fare thee weel awhile! And I will come again, my Luve, Tho' it ware ten thousand mile.’ These lines from Robert Burns’ poem ‘A Red Red Rose’ beautifully depict the power and passion of love. Minimalist words, rhyme and rhythm, and powerful expressions define poetry. Poets have since times immemorial made a lasting impression on literature with their verses, couplets and rhymes. Interestingly, they have covered varied aspects of daily life including nature, romance, and tragedy and so on. Edwin George Morgan was a Scottish poet and translator who have been associated with the Scottish Renaissance movement. He is widely recognized as the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th century. He was recognized as the first Glasgow Poet Laureate in 1999. Robert Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide for his works in Scots language. Walter Scott, a novelist, playwright and poet, is the first Scottish litterateur to enjoy an international career having readership across Europe, Australia and America. But these are just the handful of the innumerable Scottish poets who have made an immeasurable contribution in literature. Know more about them, their powerful play of words and their life with this section.
Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson

13 November 1850

Robert BurnsRobert Burns

25 January 1759

Walter ScottWalter Scott

15 August 1771

Andrew LangAndrew Lang

31 March 1844

Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham

07 December 1784


25 April 1958

James Graham, 1st Marquess of MontroseJames Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

25 October 1612

William DrummondWilliam Drummond

13 December 1585