Drummond Place Edinburgh

Sydney Goodsir Smith

Sydney Goodsir Smith was born on 26 October 1915 in Wellington, New Zealand Scottish mother came to Edinburgh with his parents in 1928.A renowned Scottish poet, artist, dramatist and novelist.  His home was 25 Drummond Place where he died young on the 15 January 1975 at the age of 59. There is a slab in Makars’ Court Lawnmarket to honour him and he is buried in the Dean Cemetery.

   Sydney Goodsir Smith Plaque Sydney Goodsir Smith Edinburgh Plaque Sydney Goodsir Smith Makars' Court

Sir William McTaggart

Sir William MacTaggart (1903 – 1981) was a landscape artist and was married to Fanny Aavatsmark a Norwegian Journalist and Patriot. Born in Loanhead Midlothian he was a successful artist and teacher, he was given many honours including a knighthood in 1962. He lived with his wife Fanny Aavatsmark at Drummond Place Edinburgh till his death in 1981.

 Sir William McTaggart  Sir William McTaggart Plaque

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