Campbell, Donald

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Campbell, Donald Gender: M
born on 25 February 1940 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Wick, Scotland, 58n26, 3w06
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°38' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°47 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 04°06'


Scottish playwright and director, theatre historian and poet.

Campbell was a member of the Heretics Company in the 1970s, and formed the community theatre company the Old Town Theatre in the 1980s. He worked as a director in the 1980s and 90s. He is the author of more than a score of stage plays and also wrote radio plays and two volumes of theatre history.

Five earlier collections of poetry are represented in Selected Poems: 1970-1990 (Galliard, 1990); Homage to Rob Donn was published by Fras in 2007, and Fugitives by Grace Note in 2015. He continues to work on further translations from the Gaelic of Rob Donn Mackay, and has completed a version of Alexander MacDonald's 'Birlinn of Clanranald'. Campbell's contributions to the cultural life of his city include a piece in celebration of the Edinburgh International Festival's fiftieth anniversary, and Edinburgh: a Cultural and Literary History (Signal Books, 2003). In 2014 thirty-one of his poems accompanied Ned Holt’s portraits of Edinburgh street characters in an exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh.

Campbell was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Napier University between 2000 and 2002, and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies in 2010.


  • role played of/by Hopkins, Anthony (born 31 December 1937). Notes: 1988 TV film "Across the Lake"

Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes B.C.


  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet