First name John
Second name Graham
Nickname Joannie
YOB 1921
YOD 2008
County : Shetland
Parish : Lerwick
Island : Shetland Mainland
Village : Lerwick
Person ID 4118


Born in Lerwick and raised in Tingwall, Shetland. He was headmaster at Anderson High School. An expert on Shetland dialect, literature and folk life, he authored and edited many works, including the anthology 'Nordern Lichts' (1964, with T. A. Robertson) and 'The Shetland Dictionary' (1979).