The Poet


ATISHA McGREGOR AULD

Atisha McGregor Auld lived on the shores of Loch Maree in the Scottish Highlands for twenty-five years and during her time there she became well known for her campaigns to save local heritage and for fighting on environmental issues which inspired her first collection of poems, acclaimed by Ted Hughes. However, her roots can be also be traced to the 15th century on the Devon/Somerset border and she returned to the West Country to write her second anthology.

In both anthologies, the words portray a philosophical side in some poems whilst a modern social conscience in others.
Atisha McGregor Auld was taught to read and write by M. Louise Haskins, who was well-known for her own poetry, the most famous lines were used by King George VI in a Christmas broadcast, ‘I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year, “Give me a light . . .. ” ’