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Whalsay

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Shetland

Island off E coast of Mainland. Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve) lived here from 1933 to 1942 with his second wife, Valda, and their son...

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Whalsay

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Shetland

Island off E coast of Mainland. Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve) lived here from 1933 to 1942 with his second wife, Valda, and their son...

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Whalsay

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 11 words.

Hvalsey c.1250. ‘Whale-shaped island’. OScand. hvalr + ey.

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Whalsay

Daniel Hahn and Nicholas Robins.

in The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 65 words.

Island off E coast of Mainland. Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve) lived here from 1933 to 1942 with

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Haa

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

(Whalsay). ‘Hall’. OScand. hallr.

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Isbister

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 9 words.

(Whalsay). ‘East farm’. OScand. austr + bólstathr.

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Grieve, Christopher Murray (1892–1978)

Daniel Hahn and Nicholas Robins.

in The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 66 words.

(1892–1978),

poet: b. and commemorated at Langholm; lives at Montrose 1919–29, on Whalsay 1933–42,

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At the Edge of the World

Scott Lyall.

in Hugh MacDiarmid's Poetry and Politics of Place

August 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 14786 words.

This chapter concentrates on Whalsay, which is vital to the creation of Hugh MacDiarmid’s poetry and politics. In Red Scotland, MacDiarmid has ‘cut himself off almost entirely from personal...

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Christopher Murray Grieve

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1892–1978), poet: b. and commemorated at Langholm; lives at Montrose 1919–29, on Whalsay 1933–42, at Biggar 1951–78; visits Edinburgh from 1951. Sangschaw 1925, Penny Wheep 1926, A Drunk...

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