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Roderick Finlayson

Roderick Finlayson

Roderick Finlayson (1884-1965) was a son of  Alexander Finlayson and Flora Campbell, 10 Calbost.

He served in the 2nd Batallion of the Seaforth Highlanders in the First World War and is mentioned in Loyal Lewis: Roll of Honour 1914-1918.

In Lochs, in 1927, he married Christina Mackenzie,13 Marvig. Roderick and Christina settled at 10 Calbost and they had four children.

Roderick was a tailor by profession and he operated a tailoring business and grocery shop at Calbost. In the 1920s and 30s he employed one and sometimes two assistants in the tailoring business. He catered for the whole of Lochs.

After the Second World War the bespoke tailoring trade slowed down because of the ready to wear service provided by the multiple shops. The family then moved to Laxdale, Stornoway where Roderick continued his tailoring business until retirement age.


Title: Roderick Finlayson
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Ruaraidh Alasdair Aonghais
Date of Birth: 1884
Date of Death: 1965
Date of Marriage: 1927
Occupation: Tailor
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 2448
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 24326