William Soutar (1898-1943) Scots language poet, writer and diarist, died in October 1943. Soutars life was both creative and tragic. His Scots verse formed an outstanding contribution to the body of literature in Scots being produced during the 20th century, but this output was cut tragically short with Williams death at the age of just 45
The Perth poet William Soutar wrote in English and in Scots, many of the poems forming a collection of Bairn Rhymes still used in schools today.
In 2014 the Friends of William Soutar Society began a project which would record interviews with anyone who had met Soutar before he died in 1943 or others who had a close connection with the poet.