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Empty Eddies Barn – The Collection

[intro]Eddie's Barn is one of four threshing barns in the township. It now houses a display of agricultural implements. When built, this was just a threshing barn, but was later extended at its north end to create a byre. [/intro] [details]This enabled more cattle to be...

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Martin’s House (exterior OLD)

[intro]This is one of six longhouses in the township, where people, cattle and horses lived under the same roof. Uniquely amongst these buildings, it has a now-roofless peat shed attached to its eastern end. It is named for Martin Munro, who lived here from his...

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The Hill and the Heather OLD

[intro]You are now following the well-worn route from the heart of the township to part of the outrun. The cattle spent much of the cold winter months in the byre, where they added warmth to the house – as well as noise and smells! Hay,...

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Tenants and Cottars

[intro] Two types of people lived in the township: tenants and cottars.  The tenants paid rent for their land to the Duke of Argyll, and had the right to live here with their families.  Cottars lived in the township with the approval of the tenants. They...

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Stoner’s House (exterior – EMTPY)

[intro]This is one of five longhouses in the township. It is named for “Duncan Stoner” Munro. He was originally a stonemason, and “Duncan Stoner” is a direct translation of the Gaelic Donnchadh Clachair, one of the two historical Gaelic nicknames that we know from Auchindrain.[/intro] [details] [caption...

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Scots emigrating across the world

Scots Emigrating: in many cases, landowners hired ships to take people cleared from their land to places such as Canada and New Zealand. Ships were dangerously overcrowded. Disease spread quickly, and many people died - migrant ships were also known as ‘coffin ships’....

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Building Q

[intro] This ruin is known as Building Q. It was recently excavated, and from this we know its outside wall formed part of the West Township Dyke, a low boundary wall that divided the East and West Township. The building had three walls and an earth...

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