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Appointment of Chief Constable John Macdonald 1931
Appointment of Chief Constable John Macdonald 1931

Press cutting reporting the appointment of John Macdonald to the post of Chief Constable of Dundee; includes photograph. People's Journal 10/10/1931.
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Following the death of Chief Constable Roderick MacLean, Malcolm Macdonald, then an Inspector in the Inverness-shire Constabulary, stationed at Portree on the Isle of Skye, was appointed as the new Chief Constable of Sutherland on 7 June 1887, at the age of 39. Chief Constable Malcolm Macdonald died suddenly at his home in Dornoch on the afternoon of Thursday 15 February 1906. He would be succeeded as Chief Constable of Sutherland by Hugh Chisholm, also from the Inverness-shire force.

John Macdonald, eldest son of Malcolm, joined the City of Dundee Police in 1898 and had been promoted to Sergeant in the following year. He surely was a ‘flier’. With only 14 years of police service, he would reach the exalted
rank of Superintendent (and be appointed Deputy Chief Constable) in Dundee
by 1912, and then from 1931 to 1936 would be Chief Constable there himself.

Dave Conner
Police Historian
Added by Dave Conner on 04 November 2008
Dave -John's father's photographs can be found in Uncle Don's book 'History of Royal Dornoch'. Known as 'The Chiefy' he was 6 foot 4 inches tall.
Added by CALUM GRANT on 24 May 2009
Hello, had John MacDonald a daughter who married Mr Walter Sutherland in 1875?
Could you let me know as soon as possible?

Thank you

Added by Stephanie Webster on 14 July 2009
Not that I know of
Added by Calum Grant on 23 March 2013
Chief Constable Malcom Macdonald was married to an Elspeth Sutherland I believe, I don't know who's daughter she was.

Many thanks for your comment - Administrator
Added by Catriona Smyth on 09 April 2013
Did they have children?
Added by Steph webster on 09 April 2013
Yes, something like 6 or 7 children, I am in touch with one of the descendants of the children
at the moment.
Added by Catriona Smyth on 10 April 2013
Are they in the UK?
Added by CALUM GRANT on 11 April 2013
No, Canada. Are you related through Malcolm Grant?
Added by Catriona Smyth on 12 April 2013
Yes I am. Malcolm Grant is my father, he died on 28 Feb 1974. I was named after him and he after his maternal Grandfather Malcolm Macdonald .
Added by Calum Grant on 15 April 2013
I am related to you through Catherine MacDonald, Malcolm MacDonalds sister but the family don't know much about Malcolm (other than your family) which is why I have been researching him & how I found the Canadian relative. Can you get in touch with me by email so I can ask you a few questions, if thats ok. I can't get clicking on your name to email to work.
Added by Catriona Smyth on 16 April 2013
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