Stewart is a Scottish poet and playwright, born in Hillhead, Glasgow. His father was a minister of Kelvinside Church but the family moved to Kilmarnock, Ayrshire in 1941 when he was five. During the 1960s and 1970s, he worked for the BBC at their offices off Queen Margaret Drive and moved to Edinburgh in 1977, where until 1992 he was based as BBC Scotland's head of radio drama. He was Edinburgh’s first Makar or poet laureate in 2002-05.
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