Manuscripts of David D. Ogston's autobiographical novels, White Stone Country: Growing up in Buchan (1986) and Dry Stone Days (1988). The manuscript copy of Dry Stone Days is here entitled Braid Laan.
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Administrative / Biographical History
David Dinnes Ogston was born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, on 25 March 1945, and educated at Inverurie Academy and Aberdeen University, from where he graduated, MA 1966 and BD 1969. He worked for a short time with Dr Harry Whitley in St Giles Church, Edinburgh, before moving in 1973 to Balerno village church, Edinburgh, and in 1980 to St John's Kirk, Perth, where he is still incumbent. He writes in Scots, and from the late 1960s has been a regular contributor of prose and poetry to many North East newspapers and journals, including the Press and Journal, The Buchan Observer, The Leopard, and Lallans. His best known works, White Stone Country: Growing up in Buchan (Edinburgh: Ramsay Head, 1986) and Dry Stone days (Edinburgh: Ramsay Head, 1988) describe his life growing up in the Northeast of Scotland. Other published works with which he has been involved include A Raised Voice (Perth: St John's Kirk, 1982); Derek Beverley and others, Dreams (Aberdeen: Murray, 1986); and the tape recording of Sheena Blackhall, Makars series SSC 105, (Glasgow: Scotsoun, 1993).
For further biographical details see introduction by Cuthbert Graham to White Stone Country: Growing up in Buchan (Edinburgh: Ramsay Head, 1986)
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Gifted to the University in Mar 1990, by David D. Ogston
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David D. Ogston, White Stone Country: Growing up in Buchan (Edinburgh: Ramsay Head, 1986); and David D. Ogston, Dry Stone Days (Edinburgh: Ramsay Head, 1988).
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