Iasad Rann A Borrowing of Verses. Original Gaelic poems and translations by John Maclean edited by Professors William Gillies and Donald E. Meek
John Maclean (1909−70), brother of the well-known Gaelic poet Sorley Maclean, was a member of the distinguished Maclean family from Oscaig, Raasay. Educated at Portree Secondary School and the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge, he was one of the most distinguished Classical scholars to have come out of the Highlands. He began his teaching career in 1937 in Edinburgh, moving to Inverness in 1942, and taking up an appointment as an Inspector of Schools in 1944, before becoming Rector of Oban High School in 1950 and retiring in 1966. He is still remembered with great affection by his former pupils, two of whom have had the privilege of editing this book and providing introductory essays explaining his background, achievements and techniques.