Derrick McClure

Aberdeen University English Dept Retired

Derrick McClure

Aberdeen University English Dept Retired

Biography

Derrick McClure recently retired after forty years of teaching in the English department of Aberdeen University. He has written four books and over a hundred articles and conference papers on Scottish literary and linguistic topics, including many on Scots as a language of translation. His own translations include Sangs tae Eimhir, from Sorley MacLean’s great Gaelic poem-cycle Dàin do Eimhir, and other renderings from contemporary Gaelic poetry as well as from Italian, Sicilian, Provençal, and German; he is now working on a rendering of the Old English Andreas. In 2002 he was awarded an MBE for services to Scottish culture.

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