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TITLE
Reverend George MacLeod
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0739
PLACENAME
Ullapool
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40473
KEYWORDS
ministers
clergymen
Reverend George MacLeod

This photograph shows Reverend George Macleod, minister of Ullapool Free Church from 1844 to 1870. He was born in Latheron on 11 June 1803, the son of Neil Macleod and Isabella Margaret Gordon.

In September 1843, whilst Free Church minister of Maryburgh, he travelled to Lochbroom to counsel the congregation which had left the Church of Scotland and wished to join the new Free Church. Such was the impact of his visit (it is believed that over 2,000 people came to hear him preach) that the following year a petition was sent calling for Macleod to be put in charge of the new Free Church in Ullapool. He also oversaw the establishment of a Free Church school in Ullapool and church buildings Coigach and Little Lochbroom and schools at Ullapool, Achiltibuie, Strath Kanaird, and Altandhu.

George Macleod retired in 1870 and died a year later. A monument was erected in Ullapool in his memory.


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Reverend George MacLeod

ROSS: Lochbroom

ministers; clergymen

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

This photograph shows Reverend George Macleod, minister of Ullapool Free Church from 1844 to 1870. He was born in Latheron on 11 June 1803, the son of Neil Macleod and Isabella Margaret Gordon.<br /> <br /> In September 1843, whilst Free Church minister of Maryburgh, he travelled to Lochbroom to counsel the congregation which had left the Church of Scotland and wished to join the new Free Church. Such was the impact of his visit (it is believed that over 2,000 people came to hear him preach) that the following year a petition was sent calling for Macleod to be put in charge of the new Free Church in Ullapool. He also oversaw the establishment of a Free Church school in Ullapool and church buildings Coigach and Little Lochbroom and schools at Ullapool, Achiltibuie, Strath Kanaird, and Altandhu.<br /> <br /> George Macleod retired in 1870 and died a year later. A monument was erected in Ullapool in his memory.<br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a>