Scottish poet, known principally for his witty and satiric poems in Scots. His works include 17 Poems for 6d: In Gaelic, Lowland Scots and English (1940; in collaboration with S. Maclean); The Masque of Edinburgh (1954); and Collected Poems (1977). He also translated into Scots Pindar, G. Buchanan, Belli, Apollinaire, and others. His Complete Poetical Works, ed. R. Fulton, was published in 1983.