Simon Lamb is the new Scriever at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum! This role of Writer-in-Residence is a three year term, and the official handover event will take place on Tuesday 2nd August. It's free to attend but booking in advance is advised. Please join us.

Previously . . .

On 18th November 2021, a warm and glowing crowd gathered in the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Scotland, for a sit-down chat with poet Simon Lamb, hosted by the wonderful Scottish actor and playwright, Kenny Boyle.

It was the launch night of Simon's book of five themed poetry sequences When the Universe Creaks. The book is available via the Shop tab for £10 now.

Simon Says


Throughout the pandemic, Simon has been offering "stories from his sleeping bag" to Scout groups around the UK and beyond, for free, for their virtual camps at home. If you'd like to book a story session, please contact Simon, and he'd love to tell a tale to your young people.

Image Design // Meghan Potter


In November and December 2019, Simon Lamb

took to the road for his first solo tour of

Scotland, visiting St Andrews, Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and his beloved Caithness.

With a wide variety of material from laugh-out-loud comic verse to insightful explorations of topical issues, from short stories and anecdotes inspired by his time as a Primary School teacher to his award-winning showpiece

‘A Miserable Night at the Theatre’, detailing the horrific

and all-too-relatable ordeal of enduring poor behaviour

from fellow audience members at a live performance,

Simon truly provides entertainment for all ages.


The tour ties in with the release of his new poetry pamphlet, ‘Cathedral Sky’, from which Simon will perform a specially-prepared extended extract during the evening.

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What people say

George Cameron

Camerons Theatre Bar, Ayr

“Simon commands the stage, filling the room with his captivating voice.”