John MacLeod was born in Lochaber in 1966. After graduating from Edinburgh University, he began his career at BBC Highland in Inverness and quickly established himself as a freelance writer. He won Scottish Journalist of the Year in 1991 and contributed regularly to The Scotsman and The Herald. He is presently a columnist with the Scottish Daily Mail and is the author of several books. He lives on a croft on the west side of Lewis with a small, elderly dog, two melodeons, a 4-oven Aga and far too many chickens.
'Every Gael should read this book'* The Scotsman *
'The vast amount of research involved shines through every page'* West Highland Free Press *
'Magisterial'* Stornoway Gazette *
'Feisty and fascinating'* The Scottish Review of Books *