John MacCormick

Biography

Iain MacCormaig | John MacCormick (1860-1947) was born in Ross of Mull. Originally trained as a teacher, he made a living as a journalist and writer. He is known as the author as one of the first Gaelic novel, Dùn-Àluinn, no an t-Oighre ’na Dhìobarach (Dunalin, or the Banished Heir, 1912). To Erskine’s magazines, he contributed mostly adventurous and humorous stories.

Publications in Erskine’s Periodicals

An Sgeulaiche

Volume I, Issue 1, 1909

‘Am Ministear Ceòlmhor’

Volume I, Issue 3, 1909

‘Spuinneadairean Shine’

Volume II, Issue 1, 1910

‘B’ Iad Siud Na Làithean Sunndach’

Volume II, Issue 3, 1910

‘Eilean Deideil’

Volume II, Issue 4, 1910

‘Dealbh-Chluich’

Volume III, Issue 1, 1911

‘Thall ’s a Bhos’

Volume III, Issue 2, 1911

‘An Caisteal Gorm’

An Ròsarnach

Volume I, 1917

‘Bean a’ Bhocsa Bhuidhe’

Volume IV, 1930

‘An Gleann Mòr Muileach’

‘Mùsamull’

Resources

  • Sheila M. Kidd, ‘The Forgotten First: John MacCormick’s Dùn-Àluinn,’ Scottish Gaelic Studies 22 (2006)