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General view of inn with older thatched building and large peat stack beyond.

SC 746888

Description General view of inn with older thatched building and large peat stack beyond.

Date 1900

Collection Erskine Beveridge

Catalogue Number SC 746888

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of IN 945

Scope and Content Carinish Inn, North Uist, Western Isles The hamlet of Carinish in the south-west corner of North Uist boasts the oldest inn on the island. The building, dating from the early 19th century, was photographed in 1900 by the Victorian photographer, Erskine Beveridge. This single-storeyed, stone-built cottage has a high wall-head to accommodate an attic floor. It has an end gabled wall of rough rubble, and a harled and white-painted three-bayed frontage. Its slated roof was an unusual type of roofing material on the island, most of the cottages being thatched. In 1703, North Uist had one inn, probably this one at Carinish. During various periods afterwards, the island had 13 inns or public houses, although only four or five were occupied at any one time. In 1837, the Statistical Account records that there were four inns, three of which were slated. One was at the packet (mail-boat) station at Lochmaddy in the north-east, another at Carinish at the opposite extremity of the island, and the other two 'at proper intermediate distances along the road'. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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