Scottish Love Poems by Robert Burns Heart o Scotland Scottish Love Poems by Robert Burns Treat your Valentine to a romantic love poem by Scotland s national poet Robert Burns, along with a dozen red roses, and your lass will give you her heart forever. A Selection of Scottish Poetry Index Rampant Scotland Index Page Introduction Here is a collection of Scottish poems some of which you will know and love, while others may be new to you Some of the poems use old Scots words but these are translated for you at the end of each page. Ossian Ossian n, s i n Irish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Oisean is the narrator and purported author of a cycle of epic poems published by the Scottish poet James Macpherson from Macpherson claimed to have collected word of mouth material in Scottish Gaelic, said to be from ancient sources, and that the work was his translation of that material. Scots language Scots is the Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster where the local dialect is known as Ulster Scots It is sometimes called Lowland Scots to distinguish it from Scottish Gaelic, the Celtic language which was historically restricted to most of the Highlands, the Hebrides and Galloway after the th century The Scots language developed during the Middle Christine De Luca, Scottish Poet Christine De Luca is a Scottish poet and novelist who writes in English and in Shetland Dialect, which is a blend of Old Scots with much Norse influence. Literary Terms and Definitions B Carson Newman College BARD Welsh Bardd, Irish Bard An ancient Celtic poet, singer and harpist who recited heroic poems by memory.These bards were the oral historians, political critics, eulogizers, and entertainers of their ancient societies.