11th Laird of Raasay. Son of Malcolm Macleod (1695-1761), 10th of Raasay, and Mary Mackenzie, a daughter of Alexander Mackenzie of Applecross. Married to Jane Macqueen of Rigg, with whom he had at least 12 children. He was succeeded as Laird by his eldest son, James.
Boswell and Dr Johnson were greeted by Macleod and his large family as they arrived on Raasay on September 8, 1773. The travelling companions were both exceedingly happy with their reception and the general hospitality extended to them during their stay at Raasay, and Macleod - or Raasay, as he was known and referred to - received much praise by them both in their respective accounts of their journey.