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Duncan MacLeod

Duncan MacLeod

Duncan MacLeod, born in 1906, was the son of Roderick MacLeod and Christina MacAskill of 17 Ruisgarry (Brusda). He started attending Berneray School in 1911.

His ancestors were coopers for whisky barrels on the island of Pabbay, hence the nickname Donnchadh a' Coupar. Duncan married Jessie Barbara MacKillop, with whom he had a son. The family lived at 5 Ruisgarry (Beasdaire). 

Duncan was a generous contributor to the School of Scottish Studies sound archive. The recordings are available on the Tobar an Dualchais website. A convenient way to access them is through Duncan's biography page



Title: Duncan MacLeod
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Donnchadh Ruairidh Dhonnchaidh
Also Known As: Donnchadh a' Coupar
Date of Birth: 29-01-1906
Date of Death: 21-09-1980
Occupation: Crofter
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 156
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 70165