About the Series 

The following books and CD were published by the Charles Murray Memorial Trust, with Honorary Associate Director Dr Colin Milton working as series editor. The Elphinstone Institute has created a comprehensive website for those who are interested in learning more about Charles Murray and the Charles Murray Memorial Trust.

The published titles include:


Hamewith book coverHamewith, Collected Poems of Charles Murray

£10.99, contact the Elphinstone Institute to order

Edited by Colin Milton, Hamewith is a thoroughly revised edition of the collected poems of the most important Scots poet of his generation, Charles Murray (1864—1941). This edition includes Murray's 'suppressed' first collection, A Handful of Heather (1893).

The volume is introduced by Colin Milton, while earlier introductions by Nan Shepherd and Alexander Keith are included as appendices. Alex Scott provides a brief biography of the poet.


The Living Doric

£7.99, contact the Elphinstone Institute to order

The Living Doric book coverThis edition of Cuthbert Graham's popular anthology of North-East poetry has been revised by Julie R. Duthie with contributions from Colin Milton. Featuring the work of fifteen truly-talented Scots poets from the North-East, this volume is indispensable to lovers of the Doric tongue. 

The contributing poets are Sheena Blackhall, George Bruce, Peter Buchan, James D. Glennie, Donald Gordon, Douglas Kynoch, M. S. Lumsden, Alistair Mackie, Ken Morrice, David Ogston, Lilianne Grant Rich, George Ritchie, Alexander Scott, and James S. Wood. 


Stagwyse, Selected Poems by Sheena Blackhall 

Stagwyse book cover£6.99, contact the Elphinstone Institute to order

The third publication in the Charles Murray Memorial Trust series, Stagwyse contains work from 1984—1994, a key decade in the career of Sheena Blackhall, Makar for the North-East of Scotland. The collection includes poems in English and in Scots, which, as Colin Milton writes in his introduction, proves that Blackhall 'is confidently in possession of both her poetic languages'.

This volume contains, among others, Tomnaverie, Embro TounEarth, Gun, and Ma Saul an I Gaed Waukin


At Hame With Charles Murray, Readings From His Poems

 Audio CD, £10.00, contact the Elphinstone Institute to order

At Hame With Charles Murray CD coverThis unique CD features Charles Murray's most beloved poetry being read by some of the North-East's favourite voices, including Robbie Shepherd, Les Wheeler, and Sheena Blackhall, among others.

Poems have been selected from the following Charles Murray collections: Hamewith, A Sough o' War, In the Country Places, and The Last Poems.