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Biography - Ian Paterson

Full Name - Ian Paterson
Gaelic Name - Iain Peatarsan
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Patronymic Name - Iain Fhionnlaigh Aonghais 'ic Iain Shomhairle
Gender - Male

Year of Birth - 1916
Year of Death - 1990

Native Area
County - Inverness-shire
Island - Berneray
Parish - Harris
Village/Town - Geo Dhubh

Biography - 1916-1990
In 1966 he began working as transcriber of Gaelic tapes at the School of Scottish Studies from where he retired as lecturer in 1983. Before that he was headteacher of Coaltown of Balgonie Primary School in Fife. He also wrote poems about community life in Berneray - these were published in Gairm magazine regularly from 1953-1961. His poems can also be seen in 'An Tùil' - see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tuil-Anthology-20th-century-Scottish-Gaelic/dp/0748662197/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274784783&sr=8-1 (accessed 25 May 2010).


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