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.
A poet and award-winning novelist, James Robertson is also a publisher of poetry and of children’s books in Scots which provide a lively introduction to Scots-language literary heritage.
Frances Robson is an Edinburgh based-poet, translator and language teacher, best known for her poems in Scots.
David Rorie was a doctor-poet whose medical practice, and the ways of the folk of rural areas gave him much material for the popular poems and songs which filled his collections.
‘Sandy Thomas Ross' was the pen name of a collaboration of three Ayrshire men: ’Sandy’ MacMillan, an English teacher at Ayr Academy and Irvine Royal Academy; Thomas Limond, who became a noted town Chamberlain of Ayr; and A. L. (Ross) Taylor, Rector of Cumnock Academy . Together they wrote Bairnsangs, first published by Macmillan in 1955.
Maureen Sangster is a poet and a freelance tutor, project development consultant, mentor and workshop facilitator.
Alexander Scott was a Scottish poet, literary journalist, playwright and pioneering academic, who in 1971 helped to found the only independent department for the study of Scottish literature, at the University of Glasgow.
‘Haud fast by the past’ was Lady John Scott’s motto, which she followed in her work to preserve ancient traditions. She is remembered for rewriting the words to ‘Annie Laurie’, and composing for it a most memorable tune.
Though best known now as the author of The Waverley Novels, Sir Walter Scott’s first love and earliest success was as a poet.