About Iain Macrae
Writer: Dirlo, Am Fear Maireann/ Dirlo,The Survivor
Born 1955, Iain trained as an actor at Mountview Theatre school and has been working professionally in theatre, television, film and radio since 1984. He started writing in more recent years. Fantom was performed at Citizens theatre 2015. Taigh Sheonachain was awarded the Donald Meek prize for writing in 2017. Briseadh na Cloiche was performed at Webster’s theatre, broadcast on BBC Alba and screened at Glasgow Short Film festival, Faclan festival in Stornoway and Babel international film festival Sardinia 2018. His short story Mach an Geata won the Morton writing prize 2019. Turas Baidhseagail (2017) and Speuclairean (2020) won the Scottish Book Trust 50-word story prize. His poetry has been published in New Writing Scotland 36, Poets’ Republic 3, 6 and 8. As an actor, Iain’s proposal of an adaptation of Calum’s Road for stage resulted in two sell-out tours with National Theatre of Scotland/Communicado from 2013. He also toured with Tall Tales for Little People (NTS/Communicado) and later with Whisky Galore (NTS/Robhanis). Other theatre includes Heritage, Passing Places, Homers, Lazybed, Shimmer (all Traverse). TV includes Crowdie and Cream (BBC), Machair (STV), Bannan (BBC Alba).