The Literature of
Orkney and Shetland

The Rose of the Rock

The Rose of the Rock

By Margaret Chalmers
Researcher: Penny Fielding
Writer: Raman Mundair

‘The Rose of the Rock’ is by the Shetland poet Margaret Chalmers and was published in her only volume of poems in 1813. The poem describes a party of women who travel from Lerwick for a day’s outing to the island of Noss.

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