Malcolm A. Macqueen (1878-1960) was born in Orwell, Prince Edward Island, Canada, a descendant of the Selkirk Settlers who first landed in the new world in 1803. After graduating from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Macqueen made his way to Winnipeg, where he read law and was soon admitted to the bar. He had a successful career in law and real estate, making enough money to be able to retire at the age of forty and devote the rest of his life to his passion, the history of the Scottish immigration to North America. He is the author of two books: Skye Pioneers and “The Island” and Hebridean Pioneers. Both books are available from Selkirk Stories in newly reformatted editions.