Hugh Haliburton (the Pseudonym of the minor poet James Logie Robertson): Born in Milnathort by Kinross in 1846 and educated at Orwell ParishSchool. Hugh Haliburton began as a student-teacher at Haddington before studying at Edinburgh University and teaching at Heriot’s Hospital. He became the first English master at Edinburgh Ladies’ College (later Mary Erskine’s School) a position he held between 1876 and 1913. In the guise of a shepherd in the Ochil Hills he wrote (and was published as Hugh Haliburton) Horace in Homespun: A Series of Scottish Pastorals (1886) and Ochill Idylls (1891). His prose includes several essays. Hugh Haliburton was the editor of several poets: James Thomson (1700-1748); Robert Burns (1759-96); Allan Ramsay (1681-1758); and, Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).
He died in 1922 in Edinburgh and is buried in Morningside Cemetery.