The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse

Edited by Kathleen Jamie, Edited by Don Paterson & Edited by Peter Mackay

The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse by Kathleen Jamie, Don Paterson, Peter Mackay (Hardback ISBN 9781838852610) book cover

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A timeless gift edition of the greatest poetic works from Scotland’s literary past, present and future. Edited by award-winning poets Kathleen Jamie, Don Paterson and Peter Mackay

The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse is a timeless collection of Scottish poetry. It contains over three hundred poems ranging from the early medieval period to the twenty-first century, and paints a full-colour portrait of Scotland’s poetic heritage and culture.

Edited and introduced by award-winning poets Kathleen Jamie, Don Paterson and Peter Mackay, and including poems by Robert Burns, Carol Ann Duffy, Sorley MacLean, Violet Jacob, William Dunbar, Meg Bateman, George Mackay Brown, Màiri Mhòr nan Òran, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead and many more, The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse is a joyous celebration of Scotland’s literary past, present and future.


Edited by Kathleen Jamie, Edited by Don Paterson & Edited by Peter Mackay

Kathleen Jamie is an internationally regarded poet and essayist. Her poetry collections include The Tree House, The Overhaul and The Bonniest Companie, which won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award. In 2021 she was appointed as Scotland’s new Makar.

Don Paterson is a poet and musician; he is Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews and since 1997 has been poetry editor at Picador. His poetry has received many awards.

Peter Mackay is a poet, journalist and broadcaster, and lectures in Literature at the University of St Andrews. His collection Gu Leòr/Galore was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year Award.