Scottish Writers' Museum pays tribute to three 20th century poets

The work of three unsung Scottish writers was commemorated yesterday at a special ceremony. Plaques to Tom Scott, Sydney Goodsir Smith and Douglas Young were unveiled at the Scottish Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh.

The additions are the latest to the national literary monument which was officially opened five years ago. The museum’s Makers’ Court was created to rival Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.

The Glasgow-born poet Tom Scott (1918-l995), used the Middle Scots tongue to create a living contemporary verse.

Poet and novelist Sydney Goodsir Smith (1915-1975), born in New Zealand, came to Edinburgh in 1927. His poetry relates to nationalism, love, freedom and disenchantment.

Fife-born Douglas Young (1913-1973),

wrote poetry mainly in Scots dialect.