Neil and Nelly MacDonald ploughing at Capisdale

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Boatyards and Boats

At the shore below Mrs Bunty Macdonald’s house was a boatyard where Sine Macdonald’s grandfather built boats. Boats were also built at Port An Fhiona, nowadays called the...

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On the Yachts

In 1983, Donald MacDonald, 1 Teangue, (born 1915 in Tarskavaig), was interviewed as part of a Sleat History Project. He told of his experiences as a young man working on...

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Fishing in Tarskavaig

There was plenty fish. Tarskavaig was very good for cod. Every Spring three or four boats would go out to catch cod and lythe. They would catch maybe five or six...

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The Lighthouse at Isle Ornsay

The Lighthouse was built in 1851, costing £4,527. One man was killed while working there and was buried on the island. My grandmother, from 40 Camuscross, was the first...

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A Seafaring Family

The Gillies family - from Corriehanisdal

Murdoch Gillies, born circa 1760-65, was a ferryman, and when Corriehanisdal was cleared, he lived on the Ferryman’s Croft at 1...

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