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A black and white photograph of a man dressed in old fashioned clothing, feeding a white horse from a bowl outside a single-storey house, while a black and white collie dog watches.

Who lived in McIntyre’s House?

Incomers to the township were generally related to an existing resident, even if only distantly. The story of Neil McPhail illustrates this. His uncle Colin Stewart lived in this house after came here from Kilninver near Oban in the 1870s, to take over the tenancy share...

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McGugan’s Croft Buildings

[intro]These buildings are not part of the East or West Townships - the land was worked as a sub-tenancy.  You’ll have to imagine walls rising to a thatched roof, glass in the windows, and an interior similar to those you saw in Martin’s House or...

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A black and white photograph showing a tall tree growing from what looks like the remains of a stone building at Auchindrain.

The Ruined Buildings

The ruin closest to you is building S, and may be the oldest of the six longhouses in the township. We think this because the walls are dry stone and not bonded with lime mortar as is used in most of the township’s other longhouses, indicating that...

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A black and white photo showing a white building and a stone building with a thatched roof.

Building S, T and U

[intro] In front of you are the ruins of three buildings. The stone walls you can see today would originally have been two or three times their present height. When these buildings were abandoned, some of the stone was re-used elsewhere - it takes a lot...

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