‘The most exhausting of all ways to make a living’: School teaching and Education in the Life and Work of Sorley MacLean and Iain Crichton Smith

In 1945, a Fifth-Year pupil in the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway, received the Gaelic Prize from an ‘unusually enlightened Gaelic teacher.’ The recipient of the prize was the young Iain Crichton Smith, and the book he was given was Dàin do Eimhir by Sorley MacLean. Crichton Smith acknowledges that, while he had been studying Gaelic literature […]


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