Help to keep cottage alive

Andrew McCallum, secretary of Brownsbank Cottage, Biggar with new anthology of writing inspired by Hugh MacDiarmid home'26/2/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Andrew McCallum, secretary of Brownsbank Cottage, Biggar with new anthology of writing inspired by Hugh MacDiarmid home'26/2/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison

THE hunt is on to create a group to help keep Brownsbank Cottage near Biggar open all year round to poets.

At the moment the cottage is home to Brownsbank Retreats during the summer months, which sees poets take their place in the cottage over the holiday period.

However, Andrew McCallum, from the Brownsbank Committee, hopes that the newly formed Friends of Brownsbank Cottage could spend time there between November and April.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.