Lady John Scott

Lady John Scott (1810 - 1900)
Alicia Spottiswoode, Lady John Scott
Alicia Spottiswoode, Lady John Scott



'Haud fast by the past' was Lady John Scott's motto, which she followed through out her long life as a Borders landowner, using her position to protect architectural and archaeological remains, preserve ancient traditions and defend the Scots tongue. She is remembered as a songwriter and collector of folk songs and tales, and is most famous for rewriting the words to 'Annie Laurie', and composing for it a most memorable tune. 

Poems by Lady John Scott