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TITLE
Mary and Neil Macpherson
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_PHOTO_01288
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
13162
KEYWORDS
children
child
Highland dress
pharmacist
chemist
Mary and Neil Macpherson

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. He set up a pharmacy close to the ferry jetty in Kyle, and built a house 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, and indeed the hammock in which Mary reclines also appears in other images.

Macpherson brought up his family and spent the rest of his life in Glenquithel until his death in 1966, and his daughter Mary (1917 - 2007) spent her later years there also. Neil is dressed here in kilt, tweed jacket and Balmoral cap. The Balmoral is named after the Scottish village and castle. It is an unbrimmed cap with a band, a loose crown, and a short length of exposed ribbon, and is often worn with a clan crest badge as Neil does here. He 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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Mary and Neil Macpherson

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

children; child; Highland dress; 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. He set up a pharmacy close to the ferry jetty in Kyle, and built a house 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, and indeed the hammock in which Mary reclines also appears in other images.<br /> <br /> Macpherson brought up his family and spent the rest of his life in Glenquithel until his death in 1966, and his daughter Mary (1917 - 2007) spent her later years there also. Neil is dressed here in kilt, tweed jacket and Balmoral cap. The Balmoral is named after the Scottish village and castle. It is an unbrimmed cap with a band, a loose crown, and a short length of exposed ribbon, and is often worn with a clan crest badge as Neil does here. He 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>