Celebrating Willie Neill, Crossmichael’s Own Poet

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Willie Neill was born 100 years ago. For many years Willie Lived in Crossmichael and taught at Castle Douglas High School. Many local residents will remember him.

On the 30th of November, in Crossmichael, poets Hugh McMillan and Stuart Paterson, plus invited guest readers and musicians, host a very special evening celebrating the life and work of Galloway’s greatest modern poet. Neill wrote wonderfully in English, Scots and Gaelic and his work celebrates the landscape and history of Scotland while addressing issues of language, politics and culture that remain relevant today.

Bring your own memories of Willie or come along to discover some of the greatest Scottish poetry of the twentieth century. Admission is free, thanks to the support of the Glasgow Galloway Association.

Memorial Hall, Crossmichael, 30th of November, starting at 7.30 pm.