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Rab Wilson

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Contact: r.wilson475@btinternet.com
Local authority: East Ayrshire
Languages: English, Scots
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Rab Wilson is one of Scotland's most accomplished poets. His poetry in Scots is distinguished by its oral quality and by its technical assurance. The author of a number of highly praised volumes of poetry, he is also a valued Burns scholar. He has worked with the artist Calum Colvin on a book of responses to Burns and he is the scriever in residence for the National Trust of Scotland based at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayr.

He has appeared at many poetry & literary festivals, and is in demand for Scots language workshops with senior (P5-7) primary school pupils for talks and workshops on Scots language. He is convenor of the Scots Language Centre and speaks on Scots language to a wide age range of audiences. (Photo credit: Robin Gillanders)

Local authorities can visit

Argyll and Bute; Dumfries and Galloway; East Ayrshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bilingual event; Chairing events; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Care-experienced people; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Care experience; Class & society; Comedy, humour & funny books; Event production; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Music; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Rhyming books for younger readers; Rural communities; Science; Translation; World War 1

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with


Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100