CLAN MACLEOD OF RAASAY
Despite living 10,000 miles away, Chief John Macleod can’t keep away from Raasay
With the distinctive basalt ‘chimney’ of Dùn Caan framing the spectacular Hebridean seascape from the mainland, the Isle of Raasay lies just a mile off Portree, the Isle of Skye’s capital town. As well as being the birthplace of Sorley MacLean, the celebrated Scottish Gaelic poet, the island has a rich and turbulent history and is deeply invested in its MacLeod chiefs.
Since succeeding his father in 2001, John Macleod has taken his role as Chief of the Macleods of Raasay very seriously, despite the fact that he lives