1887 – Edwin Muir, born on the 15th of May on a farm in Deerness on the Orkney Islands in the remote northeast of Scotland. He poet, novelist and translator.
1901 – When he was 14, his father lost his farm, and the family moved to Glasgow.
1919 – Married Willa Anderson, and the two moved to London.
1921 – 1923 – He lived in Prague, Dresden, Italy, Salzburg and Vienna.
1935 – He came to St Andrews, where he produced his controversial Scott and Scotland.
1946 – 1949 – He was Director of the British Council in Prague and Rome.
1950 – He saw his appointment as Warden of Newbattle Abbey College (a college for working class men) in Midlothian.
1955 – He was made Norton Professor of English at Harvard University.
1956 – He returned to England.
1959 – He died on the 3rd of January at Swaffam Priory, Cambridge and was buried near Cambridge.
1991 – He published seven volumes of poetry which were collected after his death and published as The Complete Poems of Edwin Muir.