• MacCaig, Norman

    MacCaig, Norman

    Norman MacCaig (1910 – 1996) was a renowned Scottish poet who was born in Edinburgh and subsequently divided his time between there and Assynt in the West Highlands.  He registered as a conscientious objector during the Second World War and remained a lifelong pacifist.  His  first collection of poetry was published in 1943.  In 1985 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He was made an OBE in 1979.


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