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Murdo Macleod was born 1899 to 2 Kershader, son of Donald and Gormelia Macleod.
Murdo spent 43 years of his life as a Civil Servant, joining the Ministry of Labour at Stornoway in 1920, after serving in the Royal Navy during the War.
He was transferred to Oban in 1923 and a year later moved on to Dundee and offices in the south of Scotland and Yorkshire. For three years, he was on the staff of the Ministry of Labour in Edinburgh. In 1948, he was appointed Manager of the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance at Inverness where he remained until he retired in August, 1963. He qualified as an associate of the Faculty of Insurance, now Chartered Insurance Institute, in 1928, obtained the Glasgow University Diploma in Public Administration in 1933 and the following year was elected a fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Administration.
Murdo was an active member of the Gaelic Society of Inverness and was Chairman of the Council at one time. He was the Treasurer of the local committee when the National Mod was held at Inverness in 1957.