It is sadly ironic that RLS, under whose pen Scotland and the Scottish character burst into life, was exiled to a life and death so far from his native land.
Several of the best-known poems telling of the awful impact of the First World War upon the people of Scotland came from the pen of Mary Symon from Dufftown, an eloquent writer on Banffshire customs and language.
Bill Tait was born in the Shetland island of Yell. He studied at Edinburgh University and taught English in Shetland, England and Dundee. His collected poems, published in 1980, were the culmination of 40 years of writing.
Raymond Vettese was born in Abroath, educated at Montrose Academy, and has two collections of poetry written in Scots.
George T. Watt was born in Clydebank, raised in Edinburgh, and lives in Dundee. He writes poetry in Scots.
Brian Whittingham is a poet, playwright and lecturer, whose poems have often focused on the theme of work.
Rab Wilson is a poet and Scots language activist from Ayrshire.
Poet and schoolmaster, Walter Wingate was the author of 'The Sair Finger', the much-loved recitation piece about the wean with the skelf in his pinkie (child with a splinter in his little finger!).
Heather H. Yeung (楊希蒂) is a poet, visual artist, book maker and performer. Most of her work includes poetic text in some form, but this characteristically migrates between media and practices, from hand-made artist books to installations, prints and sculptural works.
Douglas Young, poet and essayist, was a colourful figure of the Scottish Renaissance, a member of the young Scottish National Party, and was imprisoned for refusing conscription in 1942. He had an international reputation as a scholar of Greek.