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TITLE
Glenquithel garden
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_PHOTO_01283
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
13157
KEYWORDS
garden
village
house
Pharmacist
chemist
Glenquithel garden

Mary and Neil Macpherson are photographed in the garden of the family home by their father, Duncan Macpherson, on a warm summer's day in Kyle of Lochalsh. Duncan Macpherson was born at Glenquithel, Aberdeenshire, on May 24th 1882, one of five 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. The house and garden feature in many of his photographs particularly with members of his family, his wife Margaret and their two children.

Macpherson brought up his family and spent the rest of his life in Glenquithel until his death in 1966, and indeed his daughter Mary (1917 - 2007) spent her later years there also. Neil, in the foreground under the chestnut sapling, 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.


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Glenquithel garden

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

garden; village; house; Pharmacist; chemist

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Mary and Neil Macpherson are photographed in the garden of the family home by their father, Duncan Macpherson, on a warm summer's day in Kyle of Lochalsh. Duncan Macpherson was born at Glenquithel, Aberdeenshire, on May 24th 1882, one of five 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. The house and garden feature in many of his photographs particularly with members of his family, his wife Margaret and their two children.<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 (1917 - 2007) spent her later years there also. Neil, in the foreground under the chestnut sapling, 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 /> <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>