Maoilios Caimbeul / Myles Campbell is a Gaelic poet and children’s writer based on the Isle of Skye. He was born in Staffin, Skye in 1944. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1976 and teacher training, he taught in Mull, Skye and latterly Gairloch. From 1984 to 1987 he was Gaelic Development Officer with the Highlands & Islands Development Board. He has also written eight novels for children and a novel for adults. After retiring from schoolteaching in 2004, he taught part-time at the Gaelic college Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI.
As part of the team, he was scriptwriter for the books of Series 2, 3 and 4 of the popular Gaelic TV course for learners Speaking Our Language. He was crowned Bard at the National Mod in 2002 and has been Honorary Bard of Comunn Gàidhlig Inbhirnis (Gaelic Society of Inverness) since 2012. He is an Honorary Fellow of the ASLS.