ONE OF Scotland's most important female writers, Elizabeth Melville, has been commemorated with an inscribed flagstone at the national literary monument - 374 years after she died.

Melville, from Fife, was the first Scotswoman to see her work in print when she published her 480-line tale Ane Godlie Dreame in Edinburgh in 1603. She became the 39th Scottish writer commemorated at Makars' Court at the Writers' Museum in Edinburgh when the flagstone was unveiled by Professor Germaine Greer on Saturday.

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