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TITLE
Glenquithel, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_PHOTO_01262
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13138
KEYWORDS
Glenquithel
garden
house
Pharmacist
village
Glenquithel, Kyle of Lochalsh

Duncan Macpherson was born on May 24th 1882 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 built the house pictured on an open hillside above the village, calling it Glenquithel after the place of his birth. Kyle had a population of only about 350 at the time and comprised about eighty houses, some constructed of just wood and corrugated iron.

Macpherson brought up his family and spent the rest of his life in Glenquithel until his death in 1966, and indeed his daughter Mary spent her later years there. He is remembered through his services to the community, his books on the area, and the publication of his annual "Vest Pocket Guide" for tourists, but primarily for his extensive collection of photographs.


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Glenquithel, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s; 1940s

Glenquithel; garden; house; Pharmacist; village

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Duncan Macpherson was born on May 24th 1882 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 built the house pictured on an open hillside above the village, calling it Glenquithel after the place of his birth. Kyle had a population of only about 350 at the time and comprised about eighty houses, some constructed of just wood and corrugated iron.<br /> <br /> Macpherson brought up his family and spent the rest of his life in Glenquithel until his death in 1966, and indeed his daughter Mary spent her later years there. He is remembered through his services to the community, his books on the area, and the publication of his annual "Vest Pocket Guide" for tourists, but primarily for his extensive collection of photographs. <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>