Alistair Findlay

Alistair Findlay (b. 1949)
Photograph of Alistair Findlay by Emma Boothroyd
Alistair Findlay © Emma Boothroyd



Alistair Findlay is a West Lothian poet, former social  worker, editor and local historian. 

Full Biography

Alistair Findlay was born in the shale-mining village of Winchburgh in 1949. His father was a journalist and editor of the West Lothian Courier, so Alistair was brought up with typewriters; in 1999 he published Shale Voices, a social and cultural history of the shale mining communities of West Lothian, using oral testimony like lines of poetry. 
He signed professional forms for Hibernian FC, 1965-68, and worked in local authority social work from the early 1970s until retiral in 2009.  His poetry collections include Sex, Death and Football (2003), The Love Songs of John Knox (2006), Dancing With Big Eunice (2010), Never Mind the Captions (2011), and he edited100 Favourite Scottish Football Poems (2007). All his books have been published by Luath Press.

Poems by Alistair Findlay