Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 25652

Reading Experience:

'About 3.30, C.M.G. came striding in, resplendent in full Highland rig-out ... He had a number of MSS with him and read part of his "Red Scotland", which sounded quite convincing. As he read, he supported himself at an angle over my table, the angle increased with the reading until he was literally dropping cigarette ash and dialectical materialism all about me. I thought it might relieve the congestion if he removed his plaid - but discovered that it was part of the regalia.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 17 Apr 1937
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Perth
specific address: 27 Wilson Street
location in dwelling
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Christopher Murray Grieve
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 11 Aug 1892
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: poet, writer, and cultural activist
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
William Soutar
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hugh MacDiarmid [pseud.]
Title: Red Scotland
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 25652  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Soutar
  Editor: Alexander Scott
  Title: Diaries of a dying man
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1954
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 111
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Soutar, Alexander Scott (ed.), Diaries of a dying man (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 111,, accessed: 24 August 2019

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)