James Hogg

James Hogg

Ettrick Shepherd's home up for sale

LITERARY fans are being given the chance to purchase a piece of history - the home of one of Scotland's most famous poets.

James Hogg and the reunion of lyrics to song

JAMES Hogg, otherwise known as the Ettrick Shepherd, is probably best remembered today for his many Scottish tales and the doppelgänger drama of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Throughout his life he also composed many songs full of love, humour and pathos.

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Natural genius who gave form to Scotland's roots

A GENTLEMANLY young friend of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, watching him one day on the far side of St Mary's Loch in Selkirkshire's Yarrow Valley, was seized with a dreadful anxiety.

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