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TITLE
Duncan Macpherson at Glenquithel
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01194
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12771
KEYWORDS
Duncan Macpherson
photographer
pharmacist
author
Kyle of Lochalsh
Vest Pocket Guide
Duncan Macpherson at Glenquithel

Duncan Macpherson was born on May 24th 1882 at Glenquithel in Aberdeenshire, one of 5 children. After graduating as a pharmacist, gaining experience in various parts of England and working for several seasons at the spa in Strathpeffer, he settled in Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912. His father was from Glenelg, and Duncan felt an affinity with the west. He set up a pharmacy close to the ferry jetty in Kyle, and also pursued his great interest in photography, spending much of his free time travelling around the area recording landscapes and scenes of everyday life in the Kyle community. Duncan married Margaret Maciver, a local girl, and they had a daughter Mary and a son Neil. The family accompanied him on many of his expeditions.

Duncan also found time to write and publish three books, 'Gateway to Skye' in 1946, 'Lure of the West' in 1950 and 'Where I Belong' in 1964. He produced postcards from some of his photographs and, from 1927 to 1960, published a Vest Pocket Guide to Skye and Lochalsh. This annual publication contained ferry timetables, hotel and hostel details and sites of historical interest, as well as humorous anecdotes. It is evident from his books that Duncan Macpherson took a keen interest in his local community, participating with enthusiasm in various activities until his death at the age of 84 in 1966


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Duncan Macpherson at Glenquithel

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

Duncan Macpherson; photographer; pharmacist; author; Kyle of Lochalsh; Vest Pocket Guide

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Duncan Macpherson was born on May 24th 1882 at Glenquithel in Aberdeenshire, one of 5 children. After graduating as a pharmacist, gaining experience in various parts of England and working for several seasons at the spa in Strathpeffer, he settled in Kyle of Lochalsh in 1912. His father was from Glenelg, and Duncan felt an affinity with the west. He set up a pharmacy close to the ferry jetty in Kyle, and also pursued his great interest in photography, spending much of his free time travelling around the area recording landscapes and scenes of everyday life in the Kyle community. Duncan married Margaret Maciver, a local girl, and they had a daughter Mary and a son Neil. The family accompanied him on many of his expeditions. <br /> <br /> Duncan also found time to write and publish three books, 'Gateway to Skye' in 1946, 'Lure of the West' in 1950 and 'Where I Belong' in 1964. He produced postcards from some of his photographs and, from 1927 to 1960, published a Vest Pocket Guide to Skye and Lochalsh. This annual publication contained ferry timetables, hotel and hostel details and sites of historical interest, as well as humorous anecdotes. It is evident from his books that Duncan Macpherson took a keen interest in his local community, participating with enthusiasm in various activities until his death at the age of 84 in 1966 <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 />