CLAN MA­CLEOD OF RAASAY

De­spite liv­ing 10,000 miles away, Chief John Ma­cleod can’t keep away from Raasay

SCOTS Heritage Magazine - - Contents -

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

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Words Hermione Lis­ter-Kaye Im­ages An­gus Black­burn

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