A Scot by inclination, English-born Compton Mackenzie was regarded
as one of the most promising writing talents of his generation.
His output was prolific, and his most famous comedy, Whisky Galore,
used the backdrop of his Barra home. It was based on the real-life
story of the wartime wrecking of the SS Politician. Mackenzie
was a founder member of the SNP
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