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Skye, Cidh’ A’ Chlachaig

Quay (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Skye, Cidh’ A’ Chlachaig

Classification Quay (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 312232

Site Number NG61SE 66

NGR NG 69852 11479

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Sleat
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Activities

Reference (2009 - 2010)

Oral history recording and place name research relating to Camuscross conducted by members of the local community. The purpose of this research was to record names which have not previously been recorded on maps, but have survived through local knowledge and oral tradition.

'Cidh’ a’ Chlachaig' means 'quay of the stony place.' Recent research has shown that this quay was built during the potato famine in the mid 1800s as part of the public works which were commissioned by the Fund for the Relief of the Destitute Inhabitants of the Highlands and Islands. Other local work commissioned under this scheme includes improvements to the “Committee Road” leading across Camuscross hill grazings from the current main road. Men were paid in oatmeal, to feed their families, as payment for labouring on these infrastructure projects.

Information from SRP Camuscross, August 2011.

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