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
Novelist, Poet
Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771
Novelist

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
25 January 1759
Poet and Lyricist

Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic

Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham
07 December 1784
Poet, Author

John GaltJohn Galt
02 May 1779
Novelist
Muriel SparkMuriel Spark
01 February 1918
Novelist

James Graham, 1st Marquess of MontroseJames Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose
25 October 1612
Poet

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721
Author
Ivor CutlerIvor Cutler
15 January 1923
Poet

Hugh MacDiarmidHugh MacDiarmid
11 August 1892
Poet
William DunbarWilliam Dunbar
1459 AD
Poet

Edwin MuirEdwin Muir
15 May 1887
Poet

Naomi MitchisonNaomi Mitchison
01 November 1897
Novelist

William Alexander, 1st Earl of StirlingWilliam Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling
1567 AD
Courtier

Horatius BonarHoratius Bonar
19 December 1808
Poet
George Mackay BrownGeorge Mackay Brown
17 October 1921
Poet

Eric LinklaterEric Linklater
08 March 1899
Poet

Norman MacCaigNorman MacCaig
14 November 1910
Poet

Joanna BaillieJoanna Baillie
11 September 1762
Poet
Angus CalderAngus Calder
05 February 1942
Writer

AneirinAneirin
0525 AD
Poet
Robert HenrysonRobert Henryson
1425 AD
Poet

Robert FergussonRobert Fergusson
05 September 1750
Poet

Iain Crichton SmithIain Crichton Smith
01 January 1928
Poet
Alexander BarclayAlexander Barclay
1476 AD
Poet

Douglas DunnDouglas Dunn
23 October 1942
Poet
John DavidsonJohn Davidson
11 April 1857
Scottish poet

Lady Anne BarnardLady Anne Barnard
12 December 1750
Travel Writer

Thomas PringleThomas Pringle
05 January 1789
Writer
Alastair ReidAlastair Reid
22 March 1926
Poet

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Alexander HumeAlexander Hume
1560 AD
Poet
William SoutarWilliam Soutar
28 April 1898
Poet

George BannatyneGeorge Bannatyne
1545 AD
Merchant

John HomeJohn Home
13 September 1722
Minister

George MacBethGeorge MacBeth
19 January 1932
Poet
Thomas CampbellThomas Campbell
27 July 1777
Poet
Alison CockburnAlison Cockburn
08 October 1712
Scottish author

William Edmondstoune AytounWilliam Edmondstoune Aytoun
21 June 1813
Poet

Thomas BrownThomas Brown
09 January 1778
Philosopher

James SempillJames Sempill
1566 AD
Poet
Robert AytounRobert Aytoun
1570 AD
Poet

John BarclayJohn Barclay
28 January 1582
Writer

Robert BlairRobert Blair
17 April 1699
Scottish poet

Sorley MacleanSorley Maclean
26 October 1911
Poet

Edwin MorganEdwin Morgan
27 April 1920
Poet
John BarbourJohn Barbour
1320 AD
Poet

William DrummondWilliam Drummond
13 December 1585
Poet, Writer
Michael BruceMichael Bruce
27 March 1746
Poet

James Drummond BurnsJames Drummond Burns
18 February 1823
Poet

Derek William DickDerek William Dick
25 April 1958
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet
William Hamilton of GilbertfieldWilliam Hamilton of Gilbertfield
1665 AD
Comic Poet

Gilbert HayGilbert Hay
1403 AD
Poet
Harry The MinstrelHarry The Minstrel
1440 AD
Writer