Iain Hector Ross
Iain Hector Ross grew up in Glasgow in the leafy West End enclave of Kelvingrove. Having a father from Skye and a mother from Lewis meant Gaelic was not only the language of the home but also of the endless procession of cousins and characters who came to ceilidh. Together with epic summer journeys ‘home’ to the islands, these gatherings fed his love of highland lore, and he has been crafting stories from this source ever since as: feature writer, documentary producer, playwright, singer songwriter and broadcaster. Musically he has performed in English and Gaelic as a soloist and with his group Trosg and with Coisir Gaidhlig Inbhir Nis (Inverness Gaelic Choir) at Celtic Connections, Belladrum Festival and the Market Bar in Inverness. His radio play The Coffin Road, was broadcast on BBC radio. While writing The Whisky Dictionary he was also helping create the first legal distillery on the Isle of Raasay. Iain Hector Ross lives in Inverness with his wife, Marion.