Project Description

Acha School, Isle of Coll, circa 1924

Many of today’s Coll Association members are descended from those seen in this photo.

Back row, left to right:

Donald MacDonald (Lonban), Alec MacFadyen (Ballyhaugh), Jim Irvine (Crossapol), Fergie Robertson (Acha), Duncan Gilchrist (Totamore), Robert MacKinnon, Neil Kennedy, Sheila’s brother who sadly died of pleurisy whilst still at school, Neil MacDonald (Kilbride), John-Allan MacFadyen (Ballyhaugh), Hugh MacKinnon (Broadhill)


Middle row, left to right:

Mary Bell MacRae (Tigh na Cralk), Chrissie Robertson (Acha), Katie Mary MacRae, Lexie Kennedy (Ben Meanach), Katie Kennedy (Arinthluic), Isa Irvine (Crossapol), Jessie Kennedy (sister of Sheila, Roundhouse), Miss Brodie


Front row, left to right:

Jimmie MacFadyen (Uig), Johnny MacFadyen (Uig), Mary Margaret MacDonald (Kilbride), Sheila Kennedy (Roundhouse), Campbell MacKinnon, Lexie Kennedy (Arinthluic), Duncan MacFadyen (Garden House)