Archie MacLean of Cornaigmore
Photograph of Archie MacLean of Cornaigmore.
Courtesy of Mr Reg Knapman
Born in 1848, Archie MacLean was the son of Charles MacLean and his wife Christina MacDonald, the sister-in-law of Rev. Archibald Farquharson. The youngest of the family, Archie was brought up with his brother Donald and sister Mary on the family croft on Cornaigmore sliabh.
As well farming up to twenty acres, his father Charles was a master wheelwright and turner, skills that he passed on to his younger son. A spinning wheel made by Archie can be seen in the background of the photograph.
Archie, known as Èairdsidh Tuairneir (Archie the Turner), never married and died in 1942 aged ninety-three. A number of his spinning wheels survive in good working condition today; there is at least one in Scarinish, as well as one in Sussex and another in Germany.
Black and white photograph of Archie MacLean, Cornaigmore sliabh.
Archie MacLean known as Archie the Turner (1849-1942) of Cornaigmore sliabh, brother of Donald MacLean (see photo C68)