List of Scottish writers

This list of Scottish writers is an incomplete alphabetical list of Scottish writers who have a Wikipedia page. Those on the list were born and/or brought up in Scotland. They include writers of all genres, writing in English, Lowland Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Latin, French or any other language. Please help by adding new names, using the present entry format as far as possible. Writers put on the list who are still without a Wikipedia page have been transferred to the "No-pagers" section on the Talk page.

Abbreviations used: awa = also writes/wrote as, b. = born, c. = circa, fl. = floruit (flourished), or. = originally, RC = Roman Catholic, SF = science fiction, YA = young-adult.

This is a subsidiary list to the List of Scots.
























See also

Alan Grant (writer)

Alan Grant (born 1949) is a Scottish comic book writer known for writing Judge Dredd in 2000 AD as well as various Batman titles from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. He is the co-creator of the characters Anarky, Victor Zsasz, and the Ventriloquist.

Alex Grant (poet)

Alex Grant is a Scottish-born American poet and instructor.

Alexander Hamilton (Maryland doctor)

Dr. Alexander Hamilton (September 26, 1712 – May 11, 1756) was a Scottish-born doctor and writer who lived and worked in Annapolis in 18th-century colonial Maryland. Historian Leo Lemay says his 1744 travel diary Gentleman's Progress: The Itinerarium of Dr. Alexander Hamilton is "the best single portrait of men and manners, of rural and urban life, of the wide range of society and scenery in colonial America." His diary covered Maryland to Maine; and biographer Elaine Breslaw says he encountered:

the relatively primitive social milieu of the New World. He faced unfamiliar and challenging social institutions: the labor system that relied on black slaves, extraordinarily fluid social statuses, distasteful business methods, unpleasant conversational quirks, as well as variant habits of dress, food, and drink."

British literature

British literature is literature from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands. This article covers British literature in the English language. Anglo-Saxon (Old English) literature is included, and there is some discussion of Latin and Anglo-Norman literature, where literature in these languages relate to the early development of the English language and literature. There is also some brief discussion of major figures who wrote in Scots, but the main discussion is in the various Scottish literature articles.

The article Literature in the other languages of Britain focuses on the literatures written in the other languages that are, and have been, used in Britain. There are also articles on these various literatures: Latin literature in Britain, Anglo-Norman, Cornish, Guernésiais, Jèrriais, Latin, Manx, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, etc.

Irish writers have played an important part in the development of literature in England and Scotland, but though the whole of Ireland was politically part of the United Kingdom between January 1801 and December 1922, it can be controversial to describe Irish literature as British. For some this includes works by authors from Northern Ireland.

Eddie Linden

Edward "Eddie" Linden (born 5 May 1935) is a Scottish poet, literary magazine editor and political activist. From 1969 to 2004, he published and edited the poetry magazine Aquarius, which, according to The Irish Post, made him "one of the leading figures on the international poetry scene". The journal was key to the growth of British, Irish and international poets, and is viewed as Linden's "crowning gift to literature — the nurturing and developing of poetic talent".

List of Scottish novelists

List of Scottish novelists is an incomplete alphabetical list of Scottish novelists. This list includes novelists of all genres, writing in English, Scots, Gaelic or any other language. Novelists writing in the Scottish tradition are part of the development of the novel in Scotland.

This is a subsidiary list to the List of Scottish writers.

List of Scottish poets

A list of Scottish poets in English, Scottish Gaelic, Lowland Scots, Latin, French, Old Welsh and other languages. This lists includes people living in what is now Scotland before it became so.

List of Scottish science fiction writers

This is an alphabetical list of science fiction writers connected to Scotland by birth, death or long-term residence.

List of Scottish short story writers

This is an alphabetical list of short story writers from Scotland.

Mary Diana Dods

Mary Diana Dods (1790–1830) was a Scottish writer of books, short stories and other works, who adopted a male identity. Most of her works appeared under the pseudonym David Lyndsay. In private life she used the name Walter Sholto Douglas. This may have been partially inspired by her grandfather's name, Sholto Douglas, the fifteenth Earl of Morton. She was a close friend and confidante of Mary Shelley, and lived a portion of her life as the husband of Isabella Robinson. In 1980, scholar Betty T. Bennett sensationally revealed that Dods performed both male identities for various literary and personal reasons.

Outline of Scotland

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Scotland:

Scotland – country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the largest island, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. In addition to the mainland, Scotland consists of over 790 islands including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Roberton, Scottish Borders

Roberton is a small village in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, on the B711 and near to the A7, five miles from Hawick, 22 miles from Galashiels, and 23 miles from Langholm. It is situated by the Ale Water, the Alemoor Loch and the Borthwick Water, and nearby are Branxholme, Broadhaugh, Burnfoot and the Craik Forest.

William Bell (clergyman)

William Bell (May 28, 1780 – August 16, 1857) was a Presbyterian minister, born in Scotland and an immigrant to Upper Canada.

Bell and his family settled in Perth, Upper Canada, in 1817. He was a significant figure in promoting and expanding

the Presbyterian faith among the settlers in his region. He assisted in starting congregations in Beckwith Township, Lanark, Smiths Falls and Richmond.

His carefully constructed diaries and other writings provide an important insight into the interactions between the United Synod of Upper Canada and the Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.

His son William Bell was a businessman and militia officer who gained some notability in Canadian history. Another son, Robert Bell, was a notable politician in Lanark County.

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