A play based on a book by Scots Makar
Jackie Kay will be staged at the Macrobert later this month.
The ceremony, held in the debating chamber at the Parliament, also played host to entertainment from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the NationalYouth Choir of Scotland and a poem written and performed by the Scots Makar
She transports the crowd as she switches accents sounding, now Nigerian, now Scottish, and then British.Yet Kay's warm and friendly demeanour camouflages something important, that she is a woman of many accolades: Scots Makar
Scottish poet laureate, acclaimed writer with more than 10 titles to her name, professor of creative writing and university chancellor.
Ms Kay recited her first ever commission as Scots Makar
- a poem called Threshold - at the opening of the new session of Scottish Parliament in 2016.
In 2004, the position of The Scots makar
, in the sense of a Scottish poet laureate, was introduced by the Scottish Parliament.
n Virtuoso pianist Makoto Ozone and leading Scots actor Tam Dean Burn join the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for a cavalcade of family concerts that feature fresh jazz interpretations of two eminently familiar pieces of popular classical music: Prokofiev's cautionary tale of Peter and the Wolf, with narration in Scots specially written by former Scots Makar
, Liz Lochhead, and then Saint-Saens' famous Carnival of the Animals, given an original spin by composer Makoto Ozone.
The First Minister told Scots Makar
Jackie Kay that a story the poet told in her memoirs of a racist attack in the early 1980s "felt a bit too current".
At Tower Mill on November 16 (7.30pm) you can meet Liz Lochhead, the acclaimed poet and Scots Makar
(National Poet for Scotland).
Liz was appointed Scots Makar
- the National Poet for Scotland - in 2011.
Other performers at the event included South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela, who urged people present to join in the chorus of a Sesotho song and the Scots Makar
or national poet Liz Lochhead who read her poem Connecting Cultures.
POETS, politicians and novelists joined family and friends yesterday to say farewell to Scots Makar
Morgan, 83, was appointed 'The Scots Makar
' at a ceremony on 16 February 2004, by Scotland's First Minister Jack McConnell.