Lady John Scott

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

Biography

Summary

'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