skip to main navigation

James Stout Angus

1830 – 1923

Belonged to Nesting; lived in Lerwick after his marriage in 1860. He was a ship’s carpenter and housewright, and the first poet to write in Shetland dialect. His poetry collection Echoes from Klingrahoull (1920) contains poems in both English and Shetland dialect, including ‘Eels’, the first Shetland dialect poem, first published in 1877. Other work: Etymological Glossary of Shetland Placenames (1910), and Glossary of the Shetland Dialect (1914).

Other Work By James Stout Angus On This Website

back on top