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TITLE
Caisteal Bheagram, South Uist
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00414
PLACENAME
Howmore
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12127
KEYWORDS
castle
loch
mountains
ruins
South Uist
Caisteal Bheagram, South Uist

In his book 'Lure of the West', Duncan Macpherson describes a trip that he made with his wife to the Western Isles, visiting Lewis, Harris, the Uists, Benbecula, Barra and Eriskay. On a small island in Loch an Eilein in South Uist stand the ruins of Caisteal Bheagram. This photograph was taken looking towards the mountains to the south/south east, Stulaval on the left, Triuirabheinn and Ben Kenneth on the right. The Macphersons stopped at the post office in nearby Howmore before continuing their tour of the area, past the loch and its castle. Macpherson names it in his book as Caisteal Eilean Bheag Rum, or the Castle of the Island of Small Dimensions, and discovered that it had been "a place of refuge for Clan Ranald, to which, when pursued by enemies, he and his family had gone for protection."


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Caisteal Bheagram, South Uist

INVERNESS: South Uist

1940s

castle; loch; mountains; ruins; South Uist

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

In his book 'Lure of the West', Duncan Macpherson describes a trip that he made with his wife to the Western Isles, visiting Lewis, Harris, the Uists, Benbecula, Barra and Eriskay. On a small island in Loch an Eilein in South Uist stand the ruins of Caisteal Bheagram. This photograph was taken looking towards the mountains to the south/south east, Stulaval on the left, Triuirabheinn and Ben Kenneth on the right. The Macphersons stopped at the post office in nearby Howmore before continuing their tour of the area, past the loch and its castle. Macpherson names it in his book as Caisteal Eilean Bheag Rum, or the Castle of the Island of Small Dimensions, and discovered that it had been "a place of refuge for Clan Ranald, to which, when pursued by enemies, he and his family had gone for protection." <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />