Friday, 18 May 2012

A Very Talented Postman

This was a house at Crola, always utterly remote and now completely derelict. It is at the head of Loch Resort between Lewis and Harris, on the west. It was the home of Murdo Macdonald (1907 - 1940)  who never attended school, but became an impressive scholar. The story of his life is told by Iain Smith and Murdo Maclennan in  Murdo Crola - 'A learned man and a very talented postman' - in a booklet published by the Islands Book Trust. It's a compelling account and at £5 gives good value.

Murdo is pictured below with Annabel Macleod.

Scottish Islands Explorer - tries to give good value

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