Mary Symon among Scots war poets commemorated by plaque trail

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    Mary Symon's contribution to understanding how the war was felt in Scotland’s rural communities of the north-east will be celebrated when a plaque recognising her work is unveiled.  

    It’s hoped the plaques will eventually grow in number to form a physical trail and complement an online Scottish war poets map hosted by Edinburgh Napier University.  

    The Scottish war poets project has been led by Neil McLennan, a senior lecturer at Aberdeen University whose great grandfather Roderick McLennan witnessed the death of poet Ewart Alan Mackintosh.

    Period27 May 2019 → 28 May 2019

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    • TitleDoric writer latest to join Scotland's 'war poets' trail
      Media name/outletThe Scotsman
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date28/05/19
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitlePlaque to honour north-east war poet
      Media name/outletEvening Express
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date28/05/19
      DescriptionAt a special ceremony at the Dufftown Town Clock, the plaque was unveiled as representatives from the local community looked on, including MSP Richard Lochead and MP Douglas Ross.

      Neil McLennan, a senior lecturer in education at Aberdeen University, spearheaded the project. He said: “The War Poets Scotland Committee are most grateful to Historic Environment Scotland for this plaque in memory of Mary Symon. It ensures her words are shared publicly for many to see in the years to come. She was not only a fine poet but one who captured the hidden loss.”
      URLhttps://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/plaque-to-honour-north-east-war-poet/
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitleMary Symon among Scots war poets commemorated by plaque trail
      Media name/outletThe Herald
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date27/05/19
      DescriptionMary Symon's contribution to understanding how the war was felt in Scotland’s rural communities of the north-east will be celebrated when a plaque recognising her work is unveiled.

      It’s hoped the plaques will eventually grow in number to form a physical trail and complement an online Scottish war poets map hosted by Edinburgh Napier University.

      The Scottish war poets project has been led by Neil McLennan, a senior lecturer at Aberdeen University whose great grandfather Roderick McLennan witnessed the death of poet Ewart Alan Mackintosh.
      URLhttps://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17666065.mary-symon-among-scots-war-poets-commemorated-plaque-trail/
      PersonsNeil McLennan
    • TitleDoric poet to be honoured with plaque
      Media name/outletThe Scotsman
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date27/05/19
      PersonsNeil McLennan