Ian McDonald McRobert McCrae J.P.
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Why write poetry, Poet?
I am the seventh son of David and Annie McCrae from the Rinns of Galloway. Our family tree has been traced back to the McCraes of Kintail, and I am a distant relative of John McCrae (poet) of The Flanders Fields.
How did you get started writing poetry?
I was educated at Longcastle School in the Machars of Galloway.
I worked in Ayrshire as an agricultural student before immigrating to New South Wales Australia in 1960.
I am President of the Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand and a member of the United Justices Association in New South Wales.
Poetry has always been part of my life; perhaps it is in the blood. I know that Scotland is always in my heart.
Who were your influences?
My wife Joan supports and encourages me to write poetry, she said it keeps me out of her hair.
I am very proud of my links with Scotland and I am determined to promote our cultural heritage.
Examples of poetry.
Who are the Scots?
(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.