Hamish Henderson

Hamish Henderson was born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, in 1919 and spent his early years in Glenshee before moving to Ireland and then Devon. He won a scholarship to Dulwich College and went on to study Modern Languages at Cambridge. During the Second World he served in North Africa and Italy with the 51st Highland Division, and personally accepted the surrender of Italy from Marshall Graziani. He was a founder of the School of Scottish Studies in 1951 and, during his time there, made distinguished contributions to folk scholarship, remaining an honorary fellow of the school for the rest of his life. He died in March 2002.