Known as the Bard of Galloway, William Nicholson was a native of Borgue in Kirkcudbrightshire. He was a packman poet who travelled south-west Scotland, selling his wares and singing and reciting his poetry, his best-known piece being 'The Brownie of Blednoch'.
Liz Niven is a poet, editor and writer who has worked to support the use of the Scots language in education and in creative writing.
Scotland’s greatest songstress, Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne, was the author of many beautiful songs often today thought of as traditional.
William Oliphant was a Glasgow poet whose work featured on the radio, and in anthologies and magazines during the 1980s and 90s.
Janet Paisley was a poet, novelist, playwright and writer for television and radio who promoted the Scots Language.
Stuart A. Paterson is a Scottish poet and performer, who was appointed the Scots Language Centre's Virtual Poet in Residence 2015-2016.
Publisher, editor and poet Walter Perrie was born in Lanarkshire and now lives and works in Perthshire.
David Purdie was a joiner and insurance agent who wrote and translated poetry into Scots.
David Purves was a playwright, poet, editor, and champion of the Scots language.
Lydia Robb was born and educated in Arbroath, and much of her writing has been inspired by the Angus countryside; she writes poetry and short stories in both Scots and English.
Born in 1967, Gary Robertson has lived and worked in Dundee all of his life.
The author of the popular 'Hughies' – versions in Scots of the odes of Horace, published under the pen-name Hugh Haliburton – J. Logie Robertson was an Edinburgh schoolmaster and writer on Scottish literature and culture.