Poetry Web Links
This web link will take you to a collection of the works of William McGonagall where you will find all his poems, all the biographies, and more besides.
Visit the 'Gateway to Scotland's National Collection of Burns Treasures . . . . . . .'
This web link will take you to the Scottish Poetry Library which is a very useful resource
for poems, poets and poetry events in Scotland.
This website, The Lordship & Barony of Kilmarnock , presents an area of Ayrshire, Scotland, which has an incomparable history.
The site portrays the lives led by some of Scotland's great heroes and heroines, saints and sinners
- Lords Kilmarnock, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and Robert Burns - in the history of that feudal Lordship & Barony.
The Poetry Scotland web site, from diehard publishers, Callander, Scotland, provides space for opinion, a complete Index to the contents, a Language/Dialect Map, Poets' Portraits and information on how to submit poems to the broadsheet.
There is a Newsboard containing letters and poems. The site offers advice on how to write and submit to magazines with fun Competitions and an Editorial.
Who are the Scots?
Thomas Drummond (1797 - 1840) Surveyor and Politician. Invented the 'Drummond Light', somewhat similar to the heliograph, which enabled observation of far-distant points (more than 60 miles). This he adapted for use in Lighthouses. Served as Secretary of State for Ireland, during which time he made clear to the absentee landlords that 'property has its duties as well as its rights'. Also pioneered railway development in Ireland.