Seamus McSporran

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Seamus McSporran, BEM (born 1938) is a Scottish man who worked in over 14 jobs for 31 years in the Scottish island of Gigha. The island has a population of about 150.

For 31 years McSporran was working in 14 jobs:

McSporran began in 1965 as postmaster and shopkeeper and gradually increased his responsibilities. In 1989 he received the British Empire Medal for his services.

McSporran announced his retirement in April 2000 at the age of 62. In an interview he said that his wife had been a great help with his multiple duties. His brother is Willie McSporran.

McSporran was featured in the widely used English textbooks for adults New Headway Elementary and New Headway Elementary 3rd Edition.[1]


  1. ^ New Headway Elementary Students Book (PDF). Oxford university Press. pp. Unit 3, p 24–25.