Archie MacEachern and his sister Fileag in Harris
Photograph of blacksmith Archie MacEachern and his sister Fileag at Leverburgh Sunday School in Harris in the 1920s.
Courtesy of Mrs Mairi Brady
In this photograph taken at Leverburgh Sunday School in Harris in the 1920s, Archie MacEachern is in the centre and his sister Fileag is second on the left. Their father was Archibald MacEachern, the blacksmith at Creag Mhòr in Cornaigbeg.
Archie worked for around eleven years on Harris as a blacksmith and missionary. Part of his work involved making spearheads for the harpoons used in the whaling industry. He returned to Tiree in the 1930s to work in the smiddy at Creag Mhòr.
He married Catherine MacLean from The Brae, Cornaigbeg and the couple had three children, Archibald, Hugh and Mary. Archie continued his missionary work, preaching in the United Free Church in Kirkapol in the 1930s.
Black and white photograph of Archie and Fileag MacEachern in Harris in the 1920s.
Leverburgh Sunday School, Harris, in the 1920s. Archie MacEachern is in the centre and his sister Fileag is second left. Archie was the blacksmith at Creag Mhor in Cornaigbeg and also a lay preacher and missionary. He preached in the United Free Church in Kirkapol in the 1930s.