Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

Anna Buchan – O. Douglas ~ Writer

Anna Masterton Buchan – O. Douglas: This author was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife on 24 March 1877. The daughter of a minister and the sister of John Buchan, Anna Buchan was educated at Hutcheson’s Grammar School in Glasgow. Most of her life was spent in Peebles and her home appears in […]

Michael Bruce ~ Poet

Michael Bruce of Kinross-shire (Poet of Loch Leven; Poet of Lomond Braes; The Shepherd Poet): Edmund Burke once described Michael Bruce’s Ode to the Cuckoo as “the most beautiful lyric in our language.” Michael Bruce was born in March 1746 at Kinnesswood in the cottage used by his father for weaving. He learnt to read […]