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Dr John Purser



John Purser is a researcher, bard and writer of music.


  • MA (Hons) (University of Glasgow)
  • PhD ( University of Glasgow)
  • DHC (University of Aberdeen)


Highand music, culture and environment

Gaelic music, culture and environment

Further information

Honorary Life Member, Saltire Society

Honorary Fellow, Association of Scottish Literary Studies

1993 McVitie’s Scottish Writer of the Year Award for Scotland’s Music, (Mainstream 1992).

1993 Sony Gold Medal for Specialist Music Programme on radio for The Temple Of Apollo.

Recipient of

1993 Oliver Brown Award

1993 Scottish Heritage Society Award

2007 Scottish Traditional Music Awards, Award for Services to Industry




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