Iain Finlay Macleod

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Iain Finlay Macleod (born 1973) is a Scottish writer from the Isle of Lewis, where he currently lives.[1]

Macleod's first full-length play was called "Homers" and was produced by the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 2002, directed by Philip Howard.[2] Macleod then went on to work regularly with the Traverse theatre on plays such as "I was a Beautiful Day"[3] and "The Pearlfisher".[4][5] It was revived at the Finborough Theatre, London, in July 2009 in a production which subsequently played at the Tron, Glasgow.

Other theatre work includes St Kilda - A European Opera". This was a multi-discipline theatre piece which was shown simultaneously in five countries (Scotland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria).[6] It was shown at the Edinburgh International Festival 2009.[7] Macleod's "The Summer Walking" was BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play on 12 August 2009.[8]

Macleod is also a writer of fiction and is the author of several novels for the Ùr-sgeul project, published by CLÀR.


  1. ^ Fisher, Mark (2 October 2005). "Lost in the landscape of the mind". The Scotsman. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Burnet, Andrew (22 September 2002). "multiple organisms". Sunday Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  3. ^ McMillan, Joyce (16 April 2010). "Theatre review: I was a Beautiful Day". The Scotsman. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Fisher, Mark (1 November 2007). "The Pearlfisher". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Cooper, Neil (20 November 2007). "Weaving his Highland spell". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Crichton, Torcuil (17 June 2007). "Rock of stages". Sunday Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Opera review: St Kilda". The Scotsman. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Afternoon play from Finlay". Stornoway Gazette. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2010.