Reprint of “Whaup o’ the Rede”

wotr-2.jpgIn 2019, the Trust, as part of their plans to mark the 150th anniversary of the renowned Border poet’s birth, are intending to reproduce his epic reiving ballad “Whaup o’ the Rede”. This book, which has seven black and white illustrations by the celebrated Royal Academician Tom Scott, is now quite rare. The Trust are going to republish the book on a subscription basis, price £25. Anyone interested in obtaining a copy, and having their name on the list of subscribers, are asked to intimate their interest to either Ann Holt, email: tel: 01461 203505 or Ian W. Landles (Chairman of the Trust), email: tel: 01450 375546.


Will H Ogilvie Memorial Trust on ITV Border Life

The trust was featured on a recent episode of ITV’s Border Life giving a short insight into the life and works of Ogilvie – “At the age of 20, Kelso-born William Ogilvie went to work as ‘an Australian cowboy’. His poetry is considered a national treasure in Australia but how many people back in Scotland know his name? Find out about “the men with sun-tanned faces… the men of the open spaces, and the land where mirage lies.”

Click on the link below, episode from the 14th March 2016, feature starts at 11 mins