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Strathdearn Community Website

RonaldMacDonaldRonald’s mother was from the Cameron-Mackintosh family and after her husband dies when Ronald was a young boy she went to teach in Lewis. There he learned Gaelic which his mother already spoke. Then they returned to Tomatin where she taught at Dalarossie School and later he went to Glasgow university to study mathematics and then education, eventually  becoming Director of Education for the Highlands.

He tells about living on Lewis, the farms and buildings in Strathdearn, his time in India in the army, the grouse moors and some stories too.

[This interview was recorded on 26/04/2013 as part of the "Not So Long Ago" project. The interviewer is Sandra Day, assisted by Betty Watson]


Cameron-Mackintosh Family

Early Days

Pre-war Tomatin

Career and a Wartime Meeting

Dalarossie School (1)

The Grouse Shoots

Dalarossie School (2)

India Service

Gaelic Names

The Penny Whistle


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