Record

CodeNA11277
Dates1911-
Person NameMaclean; Roddie (1911-); Kingussie
SurnameMaclean
ForenamesRoddie
EpithetKingussie
ActivityRoddy Maclean (b 1911) was born in Kingussie on 4 January 1911 and was educated at Kingussie school. He was apprenticed at the office of Thomas R. Paton, town clerk, Registrar and Inspector of the Poor in Kingussie. In May 1930 he was employed in the newly formed Public Assistance Office, Inverness-shire County Council. In 1934 he obtained a degree in the Poor Law and was appointed Chief Assistant. In 1940 he became District Council Clerk, District Public Assistance Officer, School Management Clerk for Skye and Lochalsh District Council (1930-1975) in North Uist and was appointed agency officer for the National Assistance Board. He was subsequently appointed Food Officer for Uist and acted as honourary secretary to both North Uist and Bernera Nursing Associations. He was subsequently appointed District Council Clerk, District School Management Committee Clerk, District Public Assistance Officer, Mental Health Officer, Registrar for Births, Marriages and Deaths and agency officer for the National Assistance Board for Badenoch and Strathspey District Council (1930-1975). From 1954 to 1964 he was also a town councillor there. In 1965 he received a 'declaration of recognition of experience in social work' award. He retired in 1976 upon the formation of the Highland Regional Council under the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1973 (c. 65). He was also a voluntary member of numerous organisations. On 20 February 1976 he was honoured with a public presentation in Kingussie and was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the convenor of the Highland Regional Council. In 1977 he was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal. In May 2001 an exhibition commemorating his life and work was held in the Town House, Inverness, hosted by Highland Council Archives. He married Vina in 1939 and together they had two daughters; Kathleen and Barbara.
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