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Robert Garioch

AKA Robert Garioch Sutherland

Born: 9-May-1909
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 26-Apr-1981
Location of death: Edinburgh, Scotland
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: Scotland
Executive summary: Scots dialect poet

Military service: Royal Army (Corps of Signals, taken POW in 1942-45)

Wrote poems primarily in Scots dialect.

Father: (housepainter)
Wife: Margaret Lillie ("Peg", m. 1942)

    University: University of Edinburgh (1927-31)
    University: Writer-in-Residence, University of Edinburgh

Author of books:
17 Poems for 6d. (1940, poetry, with Sorley Maclean)
Chuckies on the Cairn (1949, poetry)
Jeptha and the Baptist (1959, poetry, trans. of George Buchanan)
The Big Music (1971, poetry)
Dr. Faust in Rose Street (1973, poetry)
Two Men and a Blanket: Memoirs of Captivity (1975, memoir)
Complete poetical works (1983, poetry)
A Garioch miscellany (1986)

Wrote plays:
The Masque o' Edinburgh (1954)

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