|Birth Day||April 27, 1920|
|Age||100 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Aug 17, 2010 (age 90)|
He was born in Glasgow to Presbyterian parents. As a child, he was a member of several book clubs.
He was named the first national poet of Scotland (The Scots Makar) in 2004.
He had a homosexual orientation, but his brilliant love poems (i.e., "The Unspoken") were addressed to a genderless lover and spoke to the universality of love.
He was visited by poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in 2005.