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TITLE
Memorial for Flora MacLeod, 28th Chief of MacLeod
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_08_019_1256
PLACENAME
Dunvegan
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15812
KEYWORDS
memorials
graves
gravestones
clans
clan chiefs
Memorial for Flora MacLeod, 28th Chief of MacLeod

Flora Louisa Cecilia Macleod was born in London in 1878. She became the 28th Chief of the Clan Macleod on the death of her father in 1935. She was the first, and so far only, women to have held the title. She opened Dunvegan Castle to the public making it a popular visitor attraction and travelled throughout the world establishing Clan Macleod Societies. She was created Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1953. She died in 1976 at the age of 98 and is buried in the traditional Macleod burial ground near Dunvegan on Skye.

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Memorial for Flora MacLeod, 28th Chief of MacLeod

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1980s

memorials; graves; gravestones; clans; clan chiefs;

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Flora Louisa Cecilia Macleod was born in London in 1878. She became the 28th Chief of the Clan Macleod on the death of her father in 1935. She was the first, and so far only, women to have held the title. She opened Dunvegan Castle to the public making it a popular visitor attraction and travelled throughout the world establishing Clan Macleod Societies. She was created Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1953. She died in 1976 at the age of 98 and is buried in the traditional Macleod burial ground near Dunvegan on Skye.