Walter Scott MacFarlane was born at Upper Margaree, Inverness County in 1896. He was a veteran of the First World War (1914-1919) and also World War II (1942-1946). He was well known as a poet and songwriter and published poetry. His work appeared in Important American Poems, 1935, the anthology American Voices, 1939, as well as newspapers of the day. He died in 1979.