Maurice Lindsay

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For the former Wigan Warriors rugby league chairman, see Maurice Lindsay (rugby league).

Maurice Lindsay CBE (21 July 1918 – 30 April 2009[1]) was a Scottish broadcaster, writer and poet. He was born in Glasgow. He was educated at The Glasgow Academy where he was a pupil from 1928-36. In later life, he served as an Honorary Governor of the school.

After serving in World War II he became a radio broadcaster, also editing the 1946 anthology Modern Scottish Poetry, and writing music criticism. He later was Programme Controller at Border Television.

His Collected Poems (1974) drew on 12 published collections. He wrote a number of other books, including one on Robert Burns and a seminal biography of the composer Francis George Scott and mid-twentieth century Scottish classical music, entitled Francis George Scott and the Scottish Renaissance (1980).

Dr Lindsay was Director of the Scottish Civic Trust, President of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies from 1989 to 1993, and was Honorary Secretary-General of Europa Nostra.[2]

Select Bibliography[edit]

  • Count All Men Mortal The History of the Scottish Provident 1837-1987 [2]
  • The Castles of Scotland [2]
  • The Edinburgh Book of Twentieth-century Scottish Poetry (co-edited with Lesley Duncan)


  1. ^ Steven, Alasdair (2009-05-06). "Maurice Lindsay". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b c From a copy of Count All Men Mortal. First published by Canongate 1987 in Scotland in 1987 with an ISBN 0-86241-127-0