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TITLE
Uig Bay, Skye, in 1896
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_009
PLACENAME
Uig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Snizort
DATE OF IMAGE
1896
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12835
KEYWORDS
blackhouse
buildings
building
architecture
Uig Bay, Skye, in 1896

A postcard of Uig, a crofting township and fishing port in north west Skye, taken in 1896. George Washington Wilson (1823-93), a well-known photographer, once described the village's "beautiful bay, which lies like a horse shoe, with a belt of brown shore and cultivated fields, and a mountain terrace for a background."

Several croft houses can be seen in the foreground of the image, all of which display features typical to this kind of dwelling. The cottages have walls with rounded corners, to make them streamlined against the wind, and the thatched rooves are secured using ropes weighted by stones, which can be seen fringing the rooves of all the cottages.


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Uig Bay, Skye, in 1896

INVERNESS: Snizort

1890s

blackhouse; buildings; building; architecture

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

A postcard of Uig, a crofting township and fishing port in north west Skye, taken in 1896. George Washington Wilson (1823-93), a well-known photographer, once described the village's "beautiful bay, which lies like a horse shoe, with a belt of brown shore and cultivated fields, and a mountain terrace for a background." <br /> <br /> Several croft houses can be seen in the foreground of the image, all of which display features typical to this kind of dwelling. The cottages have walls with rounded corners, to make them streamlined against the wind, and the thatched rooves are secured using ropes weighted by stones, which can be seen fringing the rooves of all the cottages. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>