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Coimiseanan │ Commissions

The Balmoral Hotel is proud to welcome Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, one of Scotland's leading Gaelic poets as our Poet-in-Residence, or Bàrd air mhuinntireas.


The Balmoral’s Poet-in-Residence can be pre-booked by guests staying at the hotel for a celebration or to commemorate a special occasion. Guests can select a pre-written Gaelic poem or develop a bespoke poem with Marcas, making for the perfect memento for a wedding vow, proposal, anniversary or heart-felt love letter written in the most passionate of languages.


To celebrate this new partnership, Marcas has written a ‘Love letter to The Balmoral’ depicting the romantic history of the hotel and the cultural richness of Scotland. The Balmoral is renowned for its unique suite experiences, and this specially curated poem will be presented to guests staying in a signature suite when celebrating a proposal, wedding or honeymoon at the hotel.


For those looking to bring their bespoke poetry to life and immerse themselves in Scottish tradition, Marcas can also be booked to perform the bespoke piece at a wedding, birthday or any other milestone event.

Cothroman  Packages

Marcas will choose a pre-composed poem based on consultation with the guest. Starting from £100.

Original, bespoke poem created based on consultation with the guest. Starting from £150.

Poem created by Marcas based on consultation with the guest and performed as a reading by Marcas at a special event/occasion. Starting from £200. Guests can visit our longstanding partner Hamilton & Inches who will offer a complimentary engraving of a line of their poem with any purchase of silverware.


For more information please email


Advanced booking required. Please allow 4-6 weeks following consultation for bespoke poetry to be created.

Commission a Poem

Mòran Taing

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