The Scottish Renaissance emerged during the interwar years and was mainly a literary movement. However, its influence also extended to music, visual arts and politics. Those associated with it were interested in both contemporary philosophies, which were already being felt in the widespread modernist movement, and Scotland’s folk culture and traditions.

Edward MacEwan Baird Portrait of a Young Scotsman: Fionn MacColla [Fionn MacColla], 1906 - 1975. 1932 © Graham Stephen