An exhibition celebrating the life of Hugh MacDiarmid and his wife Valda during their lifetime at Brownsbank Cottage in Biggar. Paintings by Alexander Moffat and Ruth Nicol and Poems by Alan Raich. The exhibition takes us through the poet’s life but centres on his years with his wife Valda at their home near Biggar in Lanarkshire from 1951-78. Learn about MacDiarmid’s significance, his encounters, friendships and flytings with some of his contemporaries (including Dmitri Shostakovich, Ronald Stevenson and Hamish Henderson), his domestic and countryside environment and the companionship, support, fierce dedication and love of his wife Valda. A collaboration between the University of Glasgow, Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum and MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank. Three exciting events during the exhibition. The artists in conversation, Valda and Chris, The domestic scene and The Flyting of Hugh MacDiarmid and Hamish Henderson. Full details on Museum website.