Dr John MacLeod 1935 – 2009
I first met John and Lorna in 1977 when I came to North Uist as a young doctor on the University of Aberdeen diving expedition. John made it his business to seek out the expedition campsite and offered us help and hospitality. He remained my friend and mentor until his unexpected death last week at the age of 74. Like so many people in this community, in this country and around the world he gave me friendship, support, advice and hospitality over the following 32 years. He was always a loyal friend and generous with his time. He always looked for and encouraged the best in people.
All of us hear today will have known John in different personal and professional ways.
John parents came to Lochmaddy in 1932 as the family doctors. He was born hear and contributed to community life right up until his death. That’s 77 years of McLeod service to this community, which he was deeply proud of and was recognised last year during the celebration of 60 years of the NHS in Scotland with an exhibition at the Chambers Street museum on the families work for rural health. Continue Reading →