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John Macdonald

John Macdonald

John (1929-2016) was a son of John Macdonald and Janet Morrison, Ardveg. He was born at 1 Mangersta, in the home of his maternal aunts and also lived there when he attended Mangersta School. After two years in Mangersta School, John's sisters became school age and a school was opened in Ardveg - Ardveg Side School.

John completed his primary education at Mangersta before moving to the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway. He continued his education in teacher training in Aberdeen. His first teaching post was in Prestonpans and he ended his teaching career as headmaster of Brora High School.

John and his wife Mary Mitchell from Fraserburgh retired to Inverness. They had a son and daughter.


Title: John Macdonald
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Iain Iain na h-Airde Bige
Date of Birth: 1929
Date of Death: 25-12-2016
Date of Marriage: 1955
Occupation: Headmaster
Sex: Male
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 113230