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John (1855-1936) was a son of John Maclennan and Helen Macarthur.
As a young man John worked in the United States of America and was called "Scotty" by workmates; the name stuck but was pronounced "Scodaidh" locally. When he returned to the Outer Hebrides he made a living from fishing and boat-building.
He assumed the tenancy of 8 Kirkibost and settled there after his marriage in 1885 to Ann Macdonald of 21 Tobson. John and Ann had nine children.