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RIP Jock Scot
Christian Eede , April 14th, 2016 12:28

'Wild man of poetry' passes away

Jock Scot has died, a statement from Heavenly Recordings has confirmed.

Describing him as an "inspirational wild man of poetry", the record label paid tribute to him today in an obituary recounting his life and career from his birth near Edinburgh in 1952 through his work as "a rampaging rock poet" which saw him read works in concert at the invitation of bands such as Belle & Sebastian and British Sea Power.

Jock had been diagnosed with cancer but lived well beyond the prediction doctors had set out continuing to make public appearances such as at last September's Heavenly Social and at a show in December alongside British Sea Power and The Nectarine No. 9. Irvine Welsh had last year said the following about Jock when the latter was launching his My Personal Culloden collection: "Jock Scot is, along with Iggy Pop and Paddy Stanton, one of my all-time heroes. A Musselburgh superstar." In August of last year, he took part in a Long Lunch on the Quietus with Robert Rubbish and Lias Saoudi.