Letter in The Scots Magazine, Dec. 2009, from “Barrow Boy” Peter MacLeod (b. 1933) about his childhood on Tiree ca 1936.

Photocopy of a page from The Scots Magazine, Dec. 2009, showing a black & white photograph of a very young Peter MacLeod with his wooden wheel-barrow in Ruaig School playground ca 1935/36, and his letter to the magazine in 2009. The letter tells of the coal puffers beached at Gott Bay and collecting cow-pats in summer for fuel. Peter was the son of the Head Teacher at Ruaig School and was born on Tiree – he classed himself as a Tiree man and spoke Gaelic. He became the Manager of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Argyll Square, Oban. Now retired.

Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Filing Cabinet 9: drawer 3
Current Location: normal location

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  1. Pewter MacLeod

    Ref. commentary on Scots Magazine article – Peter MacLeod, Ruaig

    The photo of Peter MacLeod and wheelbarrow was taken c.1936. (not 1945 as stated in the article)

    Peter MacLeod born Ruaig 9 June 1933


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