Christina MacNeill with her son Malcolm MacLean
Photograph of Christina MacNeill with her son Malcolm MacLean.
Courtesy of Mr Iain MacKinnon
Christina MacNeill is pictured here sitting at her spinning wheel. Standing behind her is her son Malcolm MacLean. Known as ‘Calum Salum’, he was a keen piper all his life and would play for dances in Salum and from the rocks at the shore to the seals.
Among his many activities, Calum ran a shop and a boarding house in Salum, the latter with help of his step-father Lachie MacNeill. He also ran two cars in what became a very busy taxi service for the east end of the island.
For many years he served as the District Councillor for Tiree. He was well-known for his beautiful handwriting and his stories which entertained visitors and locals alike.
Black and white photograph of Calum Salum and his mother, Christina MacNeill.
Malcolm MacLean (Calum Salum) with his bagpipes and his mother Christina MacNeill (Ciorstaidh Mhunn) with carding combs and a spinning wheel.