James Stout Angus
(born 20th September 1830 - died 1923) - Catfirth Haa, Shetland
James Stout Angus was a poet from Shetland, who wrote poetry in the Shetlandic dialect. Born in Catfirth Haa, the son of a local merchant, he trained as a housewright and joiner, and worked for a number of years as a ship's carpenter. After marrying Margaret Gifford Blance, he settled in Lerwick and worked as a housewright. He first began to publish poetry in the 1870s, and was lauded for his Shetlandic poem Eels, written in 1877 and first published in The Shetland Times.
James Stout Angus compiled a guide to Shetlandic place names, and in 1914 he wrote a Glossary of the Shetland Dialect. He had a son, named Hercules after his father, born in 1871. James Stout Angus died in Lerwick in 1923.
- Echoes from Klingrahoull
- Etymological Glossary of Some Shetland Placenames - 1910
- Glossary of the Shetland Dialect - 1914