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A peaceful Christmas

Out in time for Christmas 2021 is Will's latest anthology, Belalie and beyond, and should be arriving before next week by the postal delivery worker.  With 275 poems, it is sure to relax our admirers with the versifier's veritable vocation with this volume, while on...

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Awarded accolades – Oor Ann

New Year's honours presented to Mrs Ann Holt This week one of our founding members and dedicated secretary-treasurer and driving force, Mrs Ann Holt attended a ceremony in Dumfries and met with the Lord Lieutenant for Dumfries, Fiona Armstrong, and Deputy Lord...

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Trusting a good future

The Will H. Ogilvie Memorial Trust welcomes our new trustees, who we are sure will add to the skill sets of the Trust.  Following the August 2021, our talent pool has increased with Mr Robert Scott, Ms Kathy Hobkirk, and Mr Ian Lowes.    

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‘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...

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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 a British...

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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...

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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...

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150th Commemorations in Kelso

On 19 July 2019 the Holefield Farm stone was unveiled. Over sixty guests were in attendance and 150 members of the public, together with members of the Ex-laddies Association and this year's laddie, Mark Henderson. See the gallery for photographs of the event....

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Linking with Australia

Five commemorative plaques were sent to places in Australia, where Ogilvie is still remembered today, including the Penola Local History Display. They sent a photograph of the plaque in their display.   

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Republished ‘Border poems’ now out

The poet's 'Border Poems' has been reprinted and a class set will be distributed to Border schools. Artbeat have created a commemorative book of Will H Ogilvie's work and will be on display during the exhibition at the Heritage Hub, Hawick.

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