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Robert Garioch
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Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 9th of May 1909
Died on 26th of April 1981

Born 1909. Died 1981 - Scottish poet.

Spent most of his life as a teacher. Made his literary debut with the verse play The Masque of Edinburgh. Publications included Seventeen Poems for Sixpence (1940), a colloboration with Sorley Maclean. Later publications included Selected Poems (1966), The Big Music (1971) and Collected Poems (1977). Wrote in the Scots language and translated many works into the Scots language.

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