Tuesday, 8 June 2010

George Modesty Brown

While looking through the Stromness Town Council Minutes for 1969, I have found a nice little mention of George Mackay Brown.

He had recently been awarded a Scottish Arts Council award and the councillers wished to mark this in some way. GMB was known to be very modest, however, and the council had no wish to embarrass him.

It was decided that 'a letter of warm congratulations' would be sent to the author.

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