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Eigg, Laig Farmhouse

Farmhouse (18th Century), Garden Wall (19th Century)

Site Name Eigg, Laig Farmhouse

Classification Farmhouse (18th Century), Garden Wall (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Inn

Canmore ID 106205

Site Number NM48NE 33

NGR NM 46701 87692

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Small Isles
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Laig Farmhouse, rebuilt late 18th century At the core of this building is Eigg's oldest tacksman's house. It was remodelled by Angus Macdonald, grandson of the great Gaelic poet Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, to the standard two-storey, three-bay format, with windows set well in from the sides and smaller above. An L-plan group of lower wings, including bothy and byre, have been added in subsequent phases.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press


Publication Account (2002)

This large farmhouse, of late 18th or early 19th century date, is attached to an earlier building that now forms its southern wing. In the early 20th century the house was used as a temperance hotel and various ramshackle additions date from that period. M E M Donaldson was a guest here during the preparation of Wonderings in the Western Highlands and Islands (1923). Sir William Petersen's sisters took up residance here, adding the glazed porch as a parlour.

Information from ‘RCAHMS Excursion Guide: Commissioners' Field Excursion, The Small Isles, 23-26 September 2002’.


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