Meet the Makar

Scottish Field - - FIELD CULTURE -

Poet Alan Spence has been named Ed­in­burgh’s new Makar. The hon­orary role of the Scot­tish Cap­i­tal’s poet lau­re­ate was given to Alan fol­low­ing a nom­i­na­tion from the City of Ed­in­burgh Coun­cil’s Cul­ture and Com­mu­ni­ties Com­mit­tee. Alan was in­au­gu­rated as the Ed­in­burgh Makar in a cer­e­mony held in the city in Oc­to­ber, tak­ing over from Chris­tine De Luca who held the post for four years.

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