Bannockburn: we won! (again)
‘Organisers said Ms Jamie’s won by a “clear majority” and the decision was supported by judges including Scots Makar Liz Lochhead’ according to the Scotsman. Jamie’s poem is therefore the one chosen to be inscribed on the rotunda at the new Bannockburn visitor centre. You can read the full Scotsman article here and, thanks to the foresight of Perpetua from Perpetually in Transit, you can read Jamie’s poem below.
Here lies our land: every airt
Beneath swift clouds, glad glints of sun,
Belonging to none but itself.
We are mere transients, who sing
Its westlin’ winds and fernie braes,
Northern lights and siller tides,
Small folk playing our part.
‘Come all ye’, the country says
You win me, who take me most to heart.