Laing, Alexander (M)

b. 14 May 1787. d. 14 October 1857. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Working-class poet, writing in lowland Scots, and editor. Pseudonym: “A. L.” Known as “The Brechin Poet.” Born at Brechin, Angus. Father was an agricultural labourer. Worked as a flax-dresser for fourteen years until an accident disabled him, after which he became a pedlar. Publications include *Wayside Flowers: Being Poems and Songs* (1846), *The Thistle of Scotland: A Selection of Ancient Ballads and Songs* (1823). Edited Burns and Robert Tannahill. Biographical information: Goodridge; *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Lass, Gin Ye Wad Lo’e Me 1835-10-31 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3353