scotland Famous Poets from Scotland

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List of notable or famous poets from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Scotland and even some popular poets who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Scotland is included when available.

List contains people like Robert Louis Stevenson, Edwin Morgan.

This historic poets from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Scotland?" These prominent poets of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish poets.

Use this list of renowned Scottish poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (30 items)
Alison Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Scotland
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Alison Cockburn also Alison Rutherford, or Alicia Cockburn was a Scottish poet, wit and socialite who collected a circle of eminent friends in 18th century enlightenment Edinburgh including Walter Scott, Robert Burns and David Hume. ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1712-1794)

Profession: Poet, Writer

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Anne Bannerman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Scotland
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Anne Bannerman was a Scottish poet. ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1765-1829)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Writer

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Carol Ann Duffy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Scotland
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Dame Carol Ann Duffy, DBE, FRSL is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position. Her ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Author, Writer

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#87 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

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Colin Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Scotland
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Age: 42

Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Author

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