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Grave at Camas an Eòin, Scoraig
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PC_BUSH_010
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Alan Bush
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22011
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Scorraig
graves
burial sites
burial grounds
Grave at Camas an Eòin, Scoraig

This photograph shows a lone grave on the north side of the Scoraig peninsula at Camas an Eòin. It is not known who is buried here although it is believed to be the body of someone washed up on the beach here.

Scoraig is a small settlement on the peninsula between Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom. It is only accessible via the five- mile Creag a'Chadha footpath or by a short boat trip. The population has fluctuated greatly over the centuries. From a couple of hundred in the 19th century it dwindled to just a handful of people in the 1960s. However, it then saw something of a resurgence with an influx of people who were looking to pursue what would now be called an "alternative" lifestyle that wasn't possible in much of the rest of the country.

The area came to prominence in the late 1970s when Hugh Piggott established Scoraig Wind Electric which produced small wind turbines to supply power to the properties on the peninsula. To this day, wind is still the main source of power-generation. Most of the residents support themselves through traditional activities such as crofting, fishing, weaving and vegetable-growing. There is a school which provides education for 3-14 year olds.

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Grave at Camas an Eòin, Scoraig

Scorraig; graves; burial sites; burial grounds

Alan Bush

Alun Bush - Scoraig & Nigg

This photograph shows a lone grave on the north side of the Scoraig peninsula at Camas an Eòin. It is not known who is buried here although it is believed to be the body of someone washed up on the beach here.<br /> <br /> Scoraig is a small settlement on the peninsula between Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom. It is only accessible via the five- mile Creag a'Chadha footpath or by a short boat trip. The population has fluctuated greatly over the centuries. From a couple of hundred in the 19th century it dwindled to just a handful of people in the 1960s. However, it then saw something of a resurgence with an influx of people who were looking to pursue what would now be called an "alternative" lifestyle that wasn't possible in much of the rest of the country.<br /> <br /> The area came to prominence in the late 1970s when Hugh Piggott established Scoraig Wind Electric which produced small wind turbines to supply power to the properties on the peninsula. To this day, wind is still the main source of power-generation. Most of the residents support themselves through traditional activities such as crofting, fishing, weaving and vegetable-growing. There is a school which provides education for 3-14 year olds.