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TITLE
Big Willie, Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_16_4_008
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19568
KEYWORDS
characters
portraits
Big Willie, Kyle of Lochalsh

This photograph was taken by Duncan Macpherson, who owned the Chemist's shop in Kyle of Lochalsh from 1912 to 1966.

As well as running a successful pharmacy business, Macpherson was a keen photographer always with camera ready to capture the locals and local area. He published many of his photographs as postcards for sale to the growing tourist market.



This photograph, which was produced in a numbered postcard series, shows Big Willie, one of Kyle's local characters. Whether he dressed for this occasion, or is in his normal attire, Willie creates quite a picture with his smart suit, overcoat, gloves and walking stick. It is reported that Willie had spent some time in the United States and on his return he took to wearing spurs on his boots. He is also said to have owned a boat, and been a poacher.

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Big Willie, Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

characters; portraits

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

This photograph was taken by Duncan Macpherson, who owned the Chemist's shop in Kyle of Lochalsh from 1912 to 1966. <br /> <br /> As well as running a successful pharmacy business, Macpherson was a keen photographer always with camera ready to capture the locals and local area. He published many of his photographs as postcards for sale to the growing tourist market. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> This photograph, which was produced in a numbered postcard series, shows Big Willie, one of Kyle's local characters. Whether he dressed for this occasion, or is in his normal attire, Willie creates quite a picture with his smart suit, overcoat, gloves and walking stick. It is reported that Willie had spent some time in the United States and on his return he took to wearing spurs on his boots. He is also said to have owned a boat, and been a poacher.