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TITLE
Neil Macpherson, Glenquithel, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_PHOTO_01254
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13130
KEYWORDS
Neil MacPherson
Highland wear
Neil Macpherson, Glenquithel, Kyle of Lochalsh

Neil Macpherson, son of Kyle chemist Duncan Macpherson, is photographed here in the garden of the family home, Glenquithel, in Kyle of Lochalsh, wearing his kilt and carrying a cap. From a young age, Neil appeared in many of his father's photographs as he often accompanied him on walking or cycling excursions in the area. Neil was born in 1919 and brought up in Kyle, but was tragically killed in 1944 as the result of an accident at just 24 years of age, while serving in the 16th Army Ordnance Depot in Kent.

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 1911. His father was originally 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.

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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Neil Macpherson, Glenquithel, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Neil MacPherson; Highland wear

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Neil Macpherson, son of Kyle chemist Duncan Macpherson, is photographed here in the garden of the family home, Glenquithel, in Kyle of Lochalsh, wearing his kilt and carrying a cap. From a young age, Neil appeared in many of his father's photographs as he often accompanied him on walking or cycling excursions in the area. Neil was born in 1919 and brought up in Kyle, but was tragically killed in 1944 as the result of an accident at just 24 years of age, while serving in the 16th Army Ordnance Depot in Kent. <br /> <br /> 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 1911. His father was originally 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. <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>