Welcome to the Poetry, Songs and Writers of Scotland
Scotland is steeped in history, traditions and culture, and the poems that stem from that culture are unique, both in language and style.
The purpose of this site is to bring to life the poetry of Scotland, both past and present, and to make it available to the world by raising its profile, while keeping the spirit of Scotland alive in verse.
Featured on this site are:
* Songs and Poems by Burns
* A selection of the ancient Scottish Ballads
* Examples of McGonagall's worst poems
* A list of Scottish Writers and their best-known works
* A selection of Traditional Scottish Songs
* Examples of modern poems and songs written by modern-day indigenous Scots and ex-patriot Scots
* Examples of modern poems and songs written by other modern-day writers from around the world
* A Scots Glossary to help with any Scots words used in the Poems of Burns and others
Who are the Scots?
Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1918) Emigrated to the U.S. in 1848 and became an iron and steel magnate and philanthropist. Born in Dunfermline, in Fife, he gave much of his vast fortune to the benefit of Scotland and America, including many educational and research foundations and endowments, libraries, pension funds and 10,000 church organs. He founded the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Carnegie Institution of Washington.