THE centenary of the birth of Scottish poet, folklorist, song maker and educator Hamish Henderson will be marked on Monday with the unveiling of a giant artwork.

About the size of two football pitches, the portrait, by artist Martin Guinness, be unveiled on the side of Ben Gulabin at the Spittal of Glenshee.

It is part of the Hamish Matters Festival, which is celebrating the legacy of the folk legend. George Gunn and Timothy Neat, the two surviving members of the party that scattered Henderson’s ashes at the top of Ben Gulabin, will scale the hillside once more to unveil his portrait.

In Edinburgh, Celtic and Scottish Studies and the School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh will unveil a permanent commemorative plaque by members of Henderson’s family at 29 George Square. This will be followed by a session at Sandy Bells pub at 4pm, and the evening launch of a new edition of Hamish Henderson’s Collected Poems.