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The late William Neill was one of the greats of Scots poetry. A native of Ayrshire, he was an accomplished poet in English, Scots, and Gaelic. He loved words, he loved Scotland’s languages. His poetry he said, was for the small tongues standing up against the big mouths. “In Scots,” he once said, “satire has bite.”

Willie first received a wider public readership in 1970 with the publication of Four Points of a Saltire– poems from George Campbell Hay, Stuart MacGregor, William Neill and Sorley MacLean. He was ranked amongst the greatest in modern Scottish poetry, and throughout his years he kept the dream of an independent Scotland alive.

We are only here because we stand upon the shoulders of great men and women. In memory of Willie, and all those who kept Scotland alive in their hearts but who are no longer with us to share in…

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