William J. Watson

William John Watson was born into a Gaelic-speaking family in Easter Ross in 1865. He was the rector of Inverness Royal Academy from 1894 to 1909, and of Edinburgh's Royal High School from 1909 to 1916, when he was appointed Professor of Celtic at Edinburgh. He edited two standard anthologies for An Comunn Gaidhealach, Rosg Gàidhlig and Bàrdachd Ghàidhlig. However he is best known for his major contributions to place-name studies, Place-Names of Ross and Cromarty and History of the Celtic Place-Names of Scotland. William J. Watson was married twice and was the father of six sons. He died in 1948.

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