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TITLE
Kenny Macrae and cattle at Leckmelm
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HIGHLANDLIVESTOCK_079
PLACENAME
Leckmelm
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
Highland Livestock Heritage Society
ASSET ID
23532
KEYWORDS
cattle
droving
livestock
Kenny Macrae and cattle at Leckmelm

Kenny MacRae, drover and cattle dealer, Ullapool 1892-1959.

Kenny MacRae was in his time the most famous drover in the north of Scotland, north of Perth. For fifty years he bought cattle all over the Highlands and Western Isles and drove them to sales throughout Scotland. He was a very big operator and a highly respected man everywhere he went. As well as a farm and a slaughter house at Auchendrain, and a butcher's shop in Ullapool (now the book shop) he rented thousands of acres of land on four estates and owned Cul Mor and Cul Beag. His father, Roderick MacRae and grandfather, Donald MacRae and great grandfather Hector MacRae were also cattle dealers and drovers.

Photo: Frances Fogg (grand-daughter) Information: Kenny Stewart (nephew) and Kay McLeod (grand-daughter).

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Kenny Macrae and cattle at Leckmelm

ROSS: Lochbroom

cattle; droving; livestock

Highland Livestock Heritage Society

Highland Livestock Heritage Society photographs

Kenny MacRae, drover and cattle dealer, Ullapool 1892-1959.<br /> <br /> Kenny MacRae was in his time the most famous drover in the north of Scotland, north of Perth. For fifty years he bought cattle all over the Highlands and Western Isles and drove them to sales throughout Scotland. He was a very big operator and a highly respected man everywhere he went. As well as a farm and a slaughter house at Auchendrain, and a butcher's shop in Ullapool (now the book shop) he rented thousands of acres of land on four estates and owned Cul Mor and Cul Beag. His father, Roderick MacRae and grandfather, Donald MacRae and great grandfather Hector MacRae were also cattle dealers and drovers. <br /> <br /> Photo: Frances Fogg (grand-daughter) Information: Kenny Stewart (nephew) and Kay McLeod (grand-daughter).