James Thomson

James Thomson | Seumas MacThòmais (1888, Tong, Lewis –1971) was a poet, editor, and scholar. He was the first poet ever to receive the Bardic Crown at the National Mòd (Inverness, 1923), with the poem ‘Buaidh an Laoich’. A selection of his poetry was published as Fasgnadh (Gairm, 1953). He was involved in promoting Gaelic in education, active in An Comunn Gàidhealach and served as editor of its magazine An Gàidheal. His son was the poet, scholar, and editor Derick Thomson | Ruaraidh MacThòmais (1921–2012).

Publications in Erskine’s Periodicals

‘Neo-Bhàsmhorachd,’ Guth na Bliadhna, Volume XV, Issue 2 (Summer 1918)

‘An Dealan-Dè,’ An Ròsarnach, Volume II (1918)