HAMISH’S PALACE RECITAL
A SCOTS teenager yesterday performed his own poem at Buckingham Palace as part of commemorations marking the centenary of the end of World War I.
Hamish Scott’s poem Scapa Flow – which he wrote in Gaelic three years ago – BY LUCINDA CAMERON won a competition organised by the Never Such Innocence charity, who were set up to give children a voice in the commemorations.
The 15-year-old, from the Isle of Harris, was one of more than 100 children invited to a tea party hosted by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence. Hamish read out an English translation of his poem.
The teen will also attend the Armistice Centenary Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey tomorrow on behalf of the charity.