Hugh MacDiarmid’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

August 11, 1892

Death Date

Sep 9, 1978

Age of Death

86 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Edinburgh, United Kingdom



The poet Hugh MacDiarmid died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Modernist poet associated with the Scottish Renaissance and known for a long poem entitled “A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle.” He published his debut work, Annals of the Five Senses, in 1923.

He served in World War I as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He belonged to the Communist Party of Great Britain and also helped to found the National Party of Scotland.

He married after World War I and earned a living as a journalist.

He was the literary mentor and friend of author Alan Bold.



There are plenty of ruined buildings in the world but no ruined stones.

Hugh MacDiarmid

Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education.

Hugh MacDiarmid

It is time we in Scotland put England in its proper place and instead of our leaning on England and taking inspiration from her, we should lean and turn to Europe, for it is there our future prosperity lies.

Hugh MacDiarmid