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Friday, 11 October 2013

Death of Poet Lillias Scott Forbes

Followers of this blog will recall that Lillias Scott Forbes was to have appeared at an evening poetry reading in her honour, at the Whittaker Library in June this year.  Sadly, indisposition prevented her appearance, but the audience still heard some of her poems, as well as music by her husband Erik Chisholm and father Francis George Scott, and poetry by Tom Hubbard.

It is with sadness that Whittaker Live notes the recent passing of Lillias Scott Forbes in St Andrews on 2nd October 2013.  The announcement appeared in The Scotsman. on 5th October, and the funeral took place on Friday 11th October. 

Lillias was reportedly delighted that her poetry was given a public reading at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and it is lovely that the event jointly planned with Dr Margaret Bennett gave an old lady such pleasure, even if she was unable to attend in person.

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