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TITLE
Mary Macpherson as a child
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_PHOTO_01284
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
13158
KEYWORDS
child
swing
garden
Pharmacist
chemist
Mary Macpherson as a child

Mary Macpherson is seen here as a young child, probably in about 1920 when she was two or three. She sits on a swing set up in the garden of the family home Glenquithel in Kyle of Lochalsh. Mary's father 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. 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, daughter Mary and son Neil.

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


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Mary Macpherson as a child

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

child; swing; garden; Pharmacist; chemist

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Mary Macpherson is seen here as a young child, probably in about 1920 when she was two or three. She sits on a swing set up in the garden of the family home Glenquithel in Kyle of Lochalsh. Mary's father 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. 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, daughter Mary and son Neil.<br /> <br /> Macpherson brought up his family and spent the rest of his life in Glenquithel until his death in 1966, and indeed Mary (1917 - 2007) spent her later years there also. <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>