Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan (Scottish Gaelic: Uisdean MacGill-Fhinnein) is a Scottish broadcaster, author and sporting academic with specific interest in the sport of shinty. A fluent Gaelic speaker from Lochaber, he attended the University of Glasgow before going on to teach Gaelic in Inverness and then going to work with BBC Radio nan Gaidheal. He has been Secretary of the Gaelic Society of Inverness and both director and vice president of the Camanachd Association and was director of communications for Caledonian MacBrayne. In 1998 was awarded a PhD by the University of Aberdeen. He has written several books and papers on the subject of shinty. He also played the game himself, appearing for Fort William and the Glasgow University Shinty Club. Hugh Dan also commentates on Pro 12 rugby matches on BBC Alba and many non Gaelic speakers often comment on his near legendary performances such is the excitement and passion he brings to the sport, particularly when commenting on the play of Glasgow Warriors Fijian Scrum Half Niko Matawalu. Since 2012 MacLennan has presented Aibisidh, a quiz show on BBC Alba.
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