‘Belalie and beyond’ is coming!

Our Will created a hunt for us to find all his poems, and we were up for the challenge.  After four long years, the Trustees have amassed a collection of 275 rediscovered poems.  While printed in various sources, some over a century ago, very few made it to one of his...

It’s an honour

2021 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 31 December 2020 It is with honour the Will H. Ogilvie Memorial Trust warmly welcomes the recognition of the drive and contributions of one of its foundation trustees and long term secretary-treasurer Mrs Ann Holt with...

Challenges of 2020 and 2021

The global coronavirus pandemic has certainly impacted the planned public activities of the Trustees during 2020 (and now 2021).  While trustee meetings have been reduced to just telephone calls due to the lockdowns within Scotland and the Borders area, we want...

2019 Anniversary weekend speeches and photographs available

The Anniversary weekend speeches and photographs are now all available. Our photographer, Lesley Fraser, has many pictures to enjoy and purchase on her webpage.If you never got a chance to purchase the new edition of Whaup o’ the rede (2021: Now sold out) or Lachlan...

From Judith Rolevink

I have been involved as the sculptor of a bronze bust of Will for South Australia’s town of Penola who celebrates Will as one of their finest poets. They have a Poet’s Corner in the main street of the town and at the beginning of last year was commissioned...