William Cameron was the pupil and longtime friend of James Beattie. He was tutor to a family in Edinburgh before becoming minister of Kirknewton, Midlothian in 1786, where he seems to have led a quiet life as a minister of distinctly Tory sentiments. His conclusion of Beattie's The Minstrel was posthumously published.
Poems on various occasions. 1780.
Poetical dialogues on religion, in the Scotch dialect. 1788.
The abuse of civil and religious liberty. A sermon. 1793.
Ode on Lochiel's birth-day. 1796.
A review of the French revolution, with inferences respecting men and manners. 1802.
Poems on several occasions. 1813.