Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Migdale Free Church School, Creich

Photographs show Migdale Free Church of Scotland together with the old schoolhouse.

William Findlater Macdonald, born in Durness in 1826, son of John Macdonald and Johan Mackay, was the schoolmaster here. William died in 1902 at Migdale. He was married to Marion Leslie of Airdins, Creich and they had about nine children all born here in the schoolhouse.

We are currently trying to find some information on William's years as schoolmaster. If anyone can help be glad to hear from you.

We have heard from one gentleman whose grandfather attended the school and recalled carrying a peat to school in order that come winter they would be warm.

Many thanks to Hector Macrae for the photographs.