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?
Sir Alexander Fleming
(1881 - 1955)
Born in Ayrshire, discovered Penicillin, the world's first antibiotic drug, from a mould growing in a bacterial culture. In 1944 Fleming was knighted. He also received the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1945. He continued his research in the First world War and in 1919 became Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons