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TITLE
Local characters - Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00976
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12631
KEYWORDS
teachers
doctors
bank managers
Local characters - Kyle of Lochalsh

Taken across the road from Duncan Macpherson's chemist's shop in Kyle of Lochalsh, this photograph shows four of his friends, all local characters in Kyle of Lochalsh. From the left are John Hossack, David Urquhart, Dr D. MacRae, and John N. MacLeod.

Mr Hossack was the manager of the Commercial (now Royal) Bank. He was active in the local community as a JP, the Provost, a Sunday School superintendent, and Church Precentor. His working life was spent in Kyle and he retired to Plockton.

Mr Urquhart was the first Headmaster of the Kyle Public School, a highly-respected position in the community. His wife was the first woman bard of the National Mod.

Dr MacRae, known locally as Dr Mor, was from Lewis. His general practice covered an extensive area. Duncan Macpherson mentions in one of his books that Dr MacRae was 'responsible for the maintenance of good health in the parishes of Lochalsh, Glenshiel, and Kintail, an area which has the services of eight ministers, one priest and two missionaries to look after its spiritual welfare'.

John N MacLeod was the schoolmaster in Dornie. His son, Major C.I.N. MacLeod, emigrated to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to teach Gaelic. He remained there all his life, latterly teaching Gaelic and Celtic Studies at St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish


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Local characters - Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

teachers; doctors; bank managers

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Taken across the road from Duncan Macpherson's chemist's shop in Kyle of Lochalsh, this photograph shows four of his friends, all local characters in Kyle of Lochalsh. From the left are John Hossack, David Urquhart, Dr D. MacRae, and John N. MacLeod. <br /> <br /> Mr Hossack was the manager of the Commercial (now Royal) Bank. He was active in the local community as a JP, the Provost, a Sunday School superintendent, and Church Precentor. His working life was spent in Kyle and he retired to Plockton.<br /> <br /> Mr Urquhart was the first Headmaster of the Kyle Public School, a highly-respected position in the community. His wife was the first woman bard of the National Mod.<br /> <br /> Dr MacRae, known locally as Dr Mor, was from Lewis. His general practice covered an extensive area. Duncan Macpherson mentions in one of his books that Dr MacRae was 'responsible for the maintenance of good health in the parishes of Lochalsh, Glenshiel, and Kintail, an area which has the services of eight ministers, one priest and two missionaries to look after its spiritual welfare'.<br /> <br /> John N MacLeod was the schoolmaster in Dornie. His son, Major C.I.N. MacLeod, emigrated to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to teach Gaelic. He remained there all his life, latterly teaching Gaelic and Celtic Studies at St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />