Lewis - People With Lewis Connections

People With Lewis Connections

  • Sheilagh M. Kesting, first woman minister to be nominated to be Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
  • Angus MacAskill, the strongest man to have ever lived - born in Berneray and briefly lived in Stornoway before emigrating to Canada.
  • Murdo Stewart MacDonald from Great Bernera - Clipper Captain and Lloyds Surveyor of Shipping.
  • Callum Macdonald from Great Bernera - Foremost publisher of Scottish poetry in the twentieth century
  • John MacKay, anchorman of STV News at 6 Central
  • Alexander MacKenzie, explorer, after whom the Mackenzie River in Canada is named
  • Colin Mackenzie, 1st Surveyor-General of India
  • Anne MacKenzie, BBC current affairs presenter and radio presenter
  • Ken MacLeod, science fiction writer
  • Ronnie MacKinnon, Of Carloway parentage - Played football for Glasgow Rangers and 28 times for Scotland, Now lives in Point
  • Hans Matheson, plays the title role in Granada's £8.5m serialisation of Boris Pasternak's novel, Doctor Zhivago.
  • Linda Norgrove, kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and killed in rescue effort.
  • Arthur Pink, Christian evangelist and Biblical scholar.
  • Donald Stewart, politician and former leader of the Scottish National Party
  • Donald Trump, American billionaire, whose mother came from Tong, a village 4 miles (6.4 km) from Stornoway.
  • Derick Thomson, Scottish Gaelic poet, from Point, and educated in Stornoway.
  • Alistair Darling, former Chancellor of the Exchequer and MP for Edinburgh Central has a house in the village of Breacleit, Bernera and is of Bernera parentage.
  • Alyth McCormack, singer
  • Alasdair White, musician (Fiddle, Whistle, Pipes, Bouzouki) plays with Battlefield Band
  • Andy Gray, former footballer and Sky Sports pundit, his Grandmother hails from the village of Back.
  • Cathy Macdonald, foremost presenter on BBC Alba television channel comes from Iarsiadar, Uig.
  • Kevin MacNeil, novelist, poet and playwright

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