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Jackie Kay appointed new Scots Makar

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  Jackie Kay has been appointed the new Makar (Scotland’s national poet) to replace the previous incumbent Liz Lochhead. The word Makar originally referred to the royal or court bard, and was at its height in the 15th and early 16th centuries. Among the poets who held the post at that time were William Dunbar, David Lyndsay and Alexander Scott. ...

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The literary life of Jackie Kay

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  Jackie Kay is one of Scotland’s most accomplished writers, equally at home with drama, poetry, fiction, memoir and children’s writing. She is also a broadcaster, columnist and librettist. She is of mixed race (a Highland mother and Nigerian father) and was adopted by a Marxist Glaswegian couple. She is both a mother and a lesbian. Her writing features English, ...

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LGBTI Scots named in Rainbow List

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Several Scots have been named in this year’s Independent on Sunday Rainbow List, a directory of the most influential LGBTI people in the UK. Previously known as the Pink List, it was established fourteen years ago to celebrate the achievements of those who have been most influential in promoting equality and progress on LGBTI rights. This year’s Rainbow List was ...

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