Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Describe Ascrib

The Ascrib Islands in Loch Snizort, north-west Skye, have that tropical island look from this image. At least the seals will be basking there and the indigenous group makes up 1% of the EU population. The Vikings were among the first people here and its name comes from their version of 'a ridge with a hump'. Two building projects interest me.One involved the monks who created chapels and whose burial grounds are called Cladh Mhanaich; the other is the proposed underground house to be built in the early 1990s, but which actually became a traditional dwelling when constructed. Where on the island is it and was it successfully acquired when put up for sale in 1996?

Scottish Islands Explorer - three owners in 13 years


Anonymous said...

The 3 bedroom house on South Ascrib built in late 80's, carefully designed in traditional style to harmonise with its suroundings, has restricted useage as holiday home not as a permanent home. Below the house are two stone slipways.

There was a local caretaker who lived on the Isle of Skye who looked after the house and operated boat access.

Anonymous said...

It is understood that a ruined cottage on South Ascrib was last occupied around the turn of the 20th century. There are also the remains of a small settlement.