Compton Mackenzie (1883–1972)

Death: 30th November 1972
Location: Cille Bharra Church, Eoligarry, Barra, Scotland
Cause of death: Paddy Heron
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Prolific writer of fiction, biography, histories and memoir. He was one of the co-founders, in 1928, of the Scottish National Party. 
Sir Compton Mackenzie is perhaps best known for two comedies set in Scotland, the Hebridean Whisky Galore (1947) and the Highland The Monarch of the Glen(1941), which were adapted into a successful film and a television series respectively.