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Cailean Maclean (1952- )
Cailean Maclean (1952- )

Cailean Maclean was born and brought up in the Outer Hebrides but now lives in the Isle of Skye. Graduating with an MA from Aberdeen University, he worked initially as a geography teacher but then moved into Community Education. In 1985 he became a producer with Radio nan Gàidheal based at their studio in Portree, Isle of Skye. After seven years with Radio nan Gàidheal Cailean decided to go freelance and since then he has combined broadcasting on radio and television with writing, publishing and photography.

Cailean set up Maclean Press with Roger Miket and over a period of years published a couple of dozen titles. He co-wrote 'Knee Deep in Claret' with Billy Kay and has published several books of photographs. Cailean is also partner in Macmeanmna, a Skye-based record company specialising in Gaelic and traditional music whose catalogue includes fifty titles.

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