Thursday, 4 April 2013

Abandoned Arderanish

If you are sailing in or out of Tarbert on the Uig crossing look to the south and you could see at least the whereabouts of a deserted house at Arderanish, on the peninsula above Drinishader. There is an intriguing account in Across the Minch of a footpath that has disappeared since its inclusion on Bartholomew's map of 1902. Attention is drawn to a family of five children - none of whom married - living there into their 70s and 80s. No genetic footprints continuing from this abandoned settlement either.

Scottish Islands Explorer - at least records some abandoned places

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