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Canna, Coroghan (Coroghon) Castle, Alman and An Coroghan (Coroghon Barn): aerial view of various sites.

SC 1676201

Description Canna, Coroghan (Coroghon) Castle, Alman and An Coroghan (Coroghon Barn): aerial view of various sites.

Date 2/9/1994

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 1676201

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 40394 CN

Scope and Content Aerial view of Coroghan Castle, Canna, Highland To the right of this photograph is the stack, Alman, on which there are the remains of 'lazy-bed' cultivation. These raised beds with ditches between were formed by first laying strips of manure in parallel strips, then the soil from either side was laid on top, creating the ditches and beds. Opposite Alman, separated by a narrow stretch of water, is Coroghan Castle which is perched on top of a stack at the south-east end of the cliffs at the east end of Canna. A steep path is the only access to the castle. The castle was used as a place of refuge, but is also thought to have been used as a prison for the wife of Donald Macdonald of Clanranald in the late 17th century. Canna is one of the most westerly of the Small Isles and is situated to the north-west of Rhum. The island is low-lying and is a mixture of fertile ground, bog and moorland. In 1981 Canna was gifted to The National Trust for Scotland by Dr J L Campbell. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/19) 1994 Photographs

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