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Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair (Alexander MacDonald) 1700 - 1780
Gaelic Poet.

  • 1741 - Published a Gaelic vocabulary
  • 1745 - "Incitement to the Highland Clans" - a rallying call for Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 45 rebellion.
  • 1751 - "Resurrection of the Ancient Scottish Tongue" - the first book of Gaelic Poetry
  • "The Birlinn of Clanranald" - considered his best work

William Alexander 1826 - 1894
Born in Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire
Novelist and Newspaper Journalist

  • 1871 - "Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk"
  • 1875 - "Sketches of Life Among my Ain Folk"
  • 1876 - "Notes and Sketches"
  • 1878 - "Twenty-Five Years: a Personal Retrospect"
  • 1879 - "Memoir of the Late Andrew Jervie" - written with J. G. Mackie:
  • 1887 - "Mrs Garden: a Memorial Sketch"
  • 1888 - "The Making of Aberdeenshire"
  • 1986 - "The Laird of Drammochdyle" - posthumously
  • 1992 - "Rural Life in Victorian Aberdeenshire" - posthumously
  • 1995 - "My Uncle The Baillie" - posthumously

Marion Angus 1866-1946
Born in Aberdeen. Died in Arbroath
Poet, Story Writer

  • "Alas, Poor Queen" - her best-known poem, is a lament for Mary Queen of Scots
  • 1922 - "The Lilt and Other Poems"
  • 1924 - "The Tinker's Road"
  • 1927 - "Sun and Candlelight"
  • 1929 - "The Singin' Lass"
  • 1931 - "The Turn of The Day"
  • 1937 - "Lost Country"
  • 1950 - "Selected Poems, ed. M. Lindsay" - published posthumously


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