“When my days are through,
And my life’s journey has been travelled,
May I please return to Snowdrop Cottage and stay there, forever”

“Very few places in one’s life have such a profound impact, Snowdrop Cottage is such a place.” Scott Martin has said of Snowdrop.
Scott with brother Alister, sister Janet and Spot the dog. Summer 1959 Scott with brother Alister, sister Janet and Spot the dog. Summer 1959
Mother Isla at Snowdrop Cottage with my cousins Sheila and Jimmy and at the front my brother Ian. Mother Isla at Snowdrop Cottage with my cousins Sheila and Jimmy and at the front my brother Ian. Summer Holiday 1959

My Roots

Snow Drop Cottage, New Galloway – Dumfriesshire, Scottish Borders
Snow Drop Cottage, New Galloway – Dumfriesshire, Scottish Borders

New Galloway is a beautiful village in the Scottish Borders, virtually unchanged since Scott Martins’ childhood sojourn in the 1950’s.

Snowdrop Cottage has inspired several of the poems of Copperhead, The Collection of Poems. Including –

‘The Messenger By The Pear Tree and Snowdrop Cottage – Revisited’.

“Geraldine waits upon the stair,
her silken slip, her raven hair.”

“The seasons of winter, spring and summer
And the people who
Filled this tiny house with
Laughter will stay with
Me always
The ancient walls of
Snowdrop Cottage are a part
Of us all, Forever.”

Scott Martin