MacLean, Sorley

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MacLean, Sorley Gender: M
Somhairle MacGill-Eain
born on 26 October 1911 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Osgaig, Scotland, 57n2213, 6w0450
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 02°25' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 26°14 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°26'


One of the most significant Scottish poets of the 20th century. He was born at Osgaig on the island of Raasay, where Scottish Gaelic was the first language. He was instrumental in preserving the teaching of Gaelic in Scottish schools.

His early poetry was in English, but after writing his first Gaelic poem, A' Chorra-ghritheach ("The Heron"), he decided that it was far better than his English work, and resolved to continue using his native language.

He served with the British Army in North Africa during World War II and was wounded on three occasions, once severely during the Battle of El Alamein.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released November 1943 (First collection)
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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded (WWW II North Africa)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet