Alexander Ross (poet)

Alexander Ross ( born April 13, 1699 Aberdeenshire, † May 20 1784 in Lochlee ) was a Scottish poet.

He was advised Aberdeen at Marischal College and became a teacher for the children of Sir William Forbes of Craigievar. In 1732 he became headmaster of Lochlee, Angus, where he spent the rest of his life. In 1768 he published on the advice of James Beattie, The Fortunate Shepherdess. He died in Lochlee and was buried on May 26, 1784.