Born in 1937 in Arran, Scotland.
M.A. in English Language and Literature, 1959, and Ph.D. in Late Medieval Scottish Literature, 1972, both from Edinburgh University.
1969 – 1971 Writers’ Fellowship at Edinburgh University. 1973 - 2006 Senior Lecturer, Stavanger University, Norway.
Publication of Selected Poems in 1980. Further collections were published in 1982 and 1990.
Editor of Lines Review and the associated books (1967-1976), Selected Poems by Iain Crichton Smith (1983), The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Garioch (1983) revised in 2004 as Collected Poems by Robert Garioch, and A Garioch Miscellany (1986).
Selections of Robin Fulton’s poems have been translated into Swedish, Spanish and German, some have appeared in Chinese and in Hebrew.
Robin Fulton himself has translated a number of Scandinavian poets, such as Tomas Tranströmer from Sweden and Olav H. Hauge from Norway. Most recent translations include selections from Harry Martinson (Bloodaxe Books, Newcastle, 2010) and from Kjell Espmark (Marick Press, Michigan, 2011).