Jean Elliot

Jean Elliot (1727 - 1805)



Jean, or Jane, Elliot, was a daughter of Sir Gilbert Elliot of Minto. Her version of 'The Flowers of the Forest' is her only surviving work. Written probably only as a private excercise, it was a reworking of an earlier song by Alison Rutherford, but Jean Elliot wrote her version about the Battle of Flodden, and as such it has caught the imagination of the nation. 

Poems by Jean Elliot