Black and white photograph of William H. MacPhail and Flora MacKinnon nee MacLean in 1943.
Flora MacKinnon nee MacLean of Balevullin as a baby in Glasgow in 1943 with Flight Lieutenant William H. MacPhail of the Canadian Air Force. He was born 11/8/1919 in Fullarton Township, Perth County, Ontario and died 13/1/1945 at Lille in France.
Black and white photograph of Jessie MacRory and Flora MacKinnon in the 1930s.
Jessie MacRory (m.s. MacLean) and her mother-in-law Flora MacLean nee MacKinnon (the mother and grandmother of nurse Flora MacKinnon) outside the Balevullin croft in the 1930s.
Black and white photograph of Flora MacKinnon nee MacLean of Balevullin in 1968.
Flora MacKinnon nee MacLean feeding the pet lamb in Balevullin in 1968 with her future husband Neil MacKinnon in the background waiting to take her out.
Nurse Flora MacLean of Balevullin
Photograph of Nurse Flora MacLean of Balevullin.
Courtesy of Mrs Flora MacKinnon
Flora MacLean of Balevullin was a nurse in Glasgow at the beginning of the 20th century. While working with children in the city she contracted tuberculosis. Her career finished, she left the pollution of the city for the sunshine and fresh air of her native island.
At the back of her thatched house in Balevullin she set up a tent where she lived much of the year. Her house was one of the few on Tiree with a back door which faces west, the direction of the prevailing wind. Most Tiree houses, until recently, have been built ‘back to the wind, face to the sun’.
She died in 1918 and is buried at Soroby. Her niece, Flora MacKinnon, also lives in Balevullin and is one of the island’s district nurses.
Black and white photograph of nurse Flora MacLean of Balevullin.
Nurse Flora MacLean of Balevullin who died in the 1920s, an aunt of nurse Flora MacKinnon of Balevullin.
Black and white photograph of Flora MacKinnon, Balevullin.
Flora MacKinnon, Balevullin, taken outside Mearnskirk Hospital, Glasgow in 1964.