Alexander MacDonald ("Gleannach", 1860-1928) is the author of `Story and Song from Loch Ness-side` (Inverness 1914) and of a Gaelic poetry collection of his own, `Còinneach `us Coille` (Inverness 1895). After the appearance of his poetry collection he continued to contribute songs composed or edited by himself to newspapers, but these were not subsequently collected into a second volume.
He also wrote a large number of articles on Gaelic- and Highland-related matters in journals and newspapers, usually under a pen-name. An overview of his main publications and a list of his 13 pen-names, compiled by himself, is provided at the beginning of the second volume, Acc.13587/2. The pen-name he used most often was "Gleannach". According to his own statement, the songs and articles of which he preserved cuttings were printed in the following newspapers: the People`s Friend, Inverness Courier, Northern Chronicle, Highland News, Highland Times, The Highlander, The Scottish Highlander. No publication details are supplied with any the individual cuttings, however.