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Malcolm Macleod

Malcolm Macleod

Malcolm, son of Murdo Macleod and Ann Macleod, 11 Balallan married Ann Macleod, 3 Balallan and resided at 35 Balallan. Malcolm was for 30 years the local postman in the days when the round included a call to Eishken thrice weekly. The mails were exceptionally heavy and the reward for carrying overweight loads for 7 or 8 miles, partly across moorland, was small.

He was renowned for his strength and endurance. On one occasion when he had to ferry a ram to one of the islands on Loch Trialaval, he carried the boat on his back, an oar under each arm and the ram's tether tied around his waist.

 

Title: Malcolm Macleod
Record Type: People
Date of Birth: 10-07-1872
Date of Death: 14-11-1955
Date of Marriage: 29-12-1939
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CECL 1489
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 42913