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Mrs MacDonald, L MacNeill, Donald Mackenchie, Hugh Lamont

Archie Maclean, Donald MacDougall, John Munn

Photograph researched and donated by Jo Currie, the great granddaughter and granddaughter of two MacKechnie bards who feature in The Tiree Bards – Donald MacKechnie 1844-1923 (pictured) and his son Angus MacKechnie, 1870-1944.

Donald MacKechnie was a joiner, postal worker and teacher of psalmody in Tiree, the son of one John McEachern, who was originally from Mull. Donald had been brought up in Tiree, married in 1868 a Mull girl whose father was a successful bidder for one of the best farms in Iona — Catherine McPhail, and with her had produced a family of six children, the first, Angus, being born in Iona in 1870.    The family went to live in Glasgow in the 1870s but was back in Hynish, Tiree in the 1891 census.

Donald MacKechnie’s son John became the schoolmaster in Bunessan, Mull, and to him Donald sent this photograph of the postal staff in Tiree.

Donald handwrote the names of the staff with the places they came from. He retired to Iona before WW1. The photo was owned by Cathy Crawford, Eorabus, daughter of John MacKechnie, who gave it to the donor.

 

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