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Photographs of Scottish writers

Identifier: Coll-1070

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of 6 boxes of photographs (15in. x 12in.) of Scottish writers, mostly noted as either Edinburgh or Glasgow, and dated between 1968 and 1979. The photographs include those of: Helen B. Cruickshank, Hugh MacDiarmid, Norman MacCaig, Liz Lochhead, Billy Connolly, George Mackay Brown, Hamish Henderson, and William McIlvanney.


  • 1968-1979

Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

The photographs were the work of publisher and photographer Gordon Wright. He had worked on photographs and lay-out for the nationalist literary magazineCatalystand his first publication was a pamphlet by the Scottish poet, Willie Neill. He was also responsible forFour points of a Saltire, a book of poems by Sorley Maclean, George Campbell Hay, William Neill and Stuart McGregor, and a book of Liz Lochhead's poemsMemo for Spring. Wright was said to own the largest collection of photographs of Hugh MacDiarmid.


6 boxes

Photographs of Scottish writers

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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