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TITLE
Beinn na Caillich and Ruins of Corriechatachan, Broadford, Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_077
PLACENAME
Broadford
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12897
KEYWORDS
landscapes
hills
mountains
Beinn na Caillich and Ruins of Corriechatachan, Broadford, Skye

Coirechatachan or Old Corry was built c1720. Set at the foot of Beinn na Caillich, near Broadford, it was at one time quite grand and home to the very hospitable MacKinnons of Skye. Probably its most famous visitors were Johnson and Boswell, who stopped there in September 1773. They took delight in the good tablecloth with napkins and silver tea service, and an abundance of food including minced beef collops and fricassee of fowl and 'as good a bread pudding as ever tasted'. The house and all the outbuildings were in ruins by the late 1880s and the MacKinnons moved to Broadford to their new house, Corry Lodge.

One of the granite Red Cuillin, Beinn na Caillich rises behind Broadford at 732m with a large cairn on the summit. Tradition suggests that a Norwegian princess might be buried beneath the cairn, while others say it is a memorial to a Skye Chieftain.


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Beinn na Caillich and Ruins of Corriechatachan, Broadford, Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1920s

landscapes; hills; mountains

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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Coirechatachan or Old Corry was built c1720. Set at the foot of Beinn na Caillich, near Broadford, it was at one time quite grand and home to the very hospitable MacKinnons of Skye. Probably its most famous visitors were Johnson and Boswell, who stopped there in September 1773. They took delight in the good tablecloth with napkins and silver tea service, and an abundance of food including minced beef collops and fricassee of fowl and 'as good a bread pudding as ever tasted'. The house and all the outbuildings were in ruins by the late 1880s and the MacKinnons moved to Broadford to their new house, Corry Lodge.<br /> <br /> One of the granite Red Cuillin, Beinn na Caillich rises behind Broadford at 732m with a large cairn on the summit. Tradition suggests that a Norwegian princess might be buried beneath the cairn, while others say it is a memorial to a Skye Chieftain. <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>