Robert Tannahill – the ‘Weaver Poet’
On 27 August 1748 James Thomson, the Scottish poet, died.
On 20 August 1872, poet William Miller died.
I guess, my lassie, that, as well as I,/You ’re made for love, and why should ye deny?
I am the people—the mob—the crowd—the mass./ Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through me?
On this day 23 July 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stewart, ‘The Young Pretender’, landed in Eriskay with only seven men.
On this day on 16th of July 1832 31 Shetland “sixerns” and a total of 105 crewmen were lost in a storm.
On this day, July 9th in 1867 Queens Park Football Club was formed, the first senior club in Scotland.
My heart like a needle ever true/ Turns to the maid of ebon hue.
Today is the longest day and the poem chosen is a reflection of this.