Malcolm (born 1883) was a son of John Maclennan and Ann Macaulay, 38 Cliff. He assumed tenancy of the croft and settled there with his wife Ann Maciver, 12 Kneep. They had a son and daughter.
He worked as a postman for 60 years, finally retiring in 1960 at the age of 77. He received a certificate from the Postmaster General and a letter from the new Head Postmaster in Stornoway:
1st Dec 1960
Dear Mr Maclennan
I am indeed sorry to learn that through your present incapacity you feel that you are unable to continue duty and it is with the utmost regret that I accept your resignation as from 26th instant.
I have not had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know you but I see from the official records that you have been employed as a part time Postman, with very little time off for illness, since 1900. This is a wonderful record and one of which you must be very proud. On behalf of the Staff and myself at Stornoway I congratulate you and thank you for the many years of willing service you have given to the Post Office.
I hope that the trouble with your knee will clear up soon and that you will enjoy many more years in your well earned retirement.
Calum Iain was given a bronze medal from the Royal Humane Society in 1910 for rescuing a boy from drowning on Traigh na Clibhe. He was at home, heard the commotion and raced across the sand to save him.
- Record Type:
- Also Known As:
- Calum Iain na Clibhe
- Date Of Birth:
- 28 Feb 1883
- Brothers Keeper Reference:
- CEU 2432
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