Author details

David Daibhidh Eyre


I was born in North Lanarkshire in 1972 and started learning Gaelic at Edinburgh University. For most of my life, I’ve stayed in Glasgow, working in journalism and the media – but now I’m in Largs. My poems have appeared in lots of periodicals and collections and I was Poet in Residence at the StAnza International Poetry Festival 2018, with support from The Edwin Morgan Trust. I also writes prose. In 2015 my first short novel ‘Glainne’ was published by Sandstone Press and my first novel ‘Cailèideascop’ was published by Luath Press in 2017, both with support from the Gaelic Books Council. I’m currently working on my third book 'Glas'.

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Local authority where they are based

North Ayrshire

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Other1, Outer Hebrides, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Other

Age groups

Teens, Adults

LL funded


BRAW network


Author type

Poet, Writer


English, Gaelic, Scots

Books written


Author(s): David Daibhidh Eyre
If you could see the truth of the world, do you think it would change you? When Angela Brown discovers old notebooks belonging to David Brewster, the Scottish inventor of the kaleidoscope, she uses t


Author(s): David Daibhidh Eyre
An accident in the school chemistry lab uncovers a hidden memory that shatters Sarah Campbell's confidence.