Harris Wordsmiths

I thought that I would start a list of Harris folk who have contributed to the artistic cannon in words
(& music!) and welcome any additions:
17thC
Mary MacLeod 1615-1706
Born in Rodel. Died in Dunvegan, Skye
Poet
18thC
John Morrison/Gobha na Hearadh 1790-1852
Born in Rodel. Died in Leac a Li. Buried St Clement’s Church
Poet, Blacksmith & Evangelist
19thC
James MacLeod 1880-1947
Scalpay
Poet
Murdo MacLeod 1881-1907
Scalpay
Poet
Hector MacKinnon 1886-1954
Berneray
Poet
Iain Archie MacAskill 1898-1933
Berneray
Poet
20thC
Joan MacKenzie 1900-72
Scarista
Poet
Roderick MacLeod 1903-1965
Kyles Stockinish
Poet
John Morrison 1914-
Scalpay
Poet & Composer
Ian Paterson 1916-1990
Berneray
Poet
Rev. Colin N MacKenzie 1917-94
Taransay
Poet
Domhnall R MacGillemhoire / Donald R Morrison 1919-
Scalpay
Poet & Shopkeeper
Malcolm MacDonald 1922-
Manish
Poet
Finlay J MacDonald 1925-1987
Scarista
Author, Broadcaster & Co-Founder of Gairm
‘Crowdie & Cream & Other Stories’
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