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TITLE
Cadha nam Muc (The Carr), Scoraig
EXTERNAL ID
PC_BUSH_015
PLACENAME
Scoraig
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
CREATOR
Alun Bush
SOURCE
Alan Bush
ASSET ID
22016
KEYWORDS
droving
cliffs
paths
Cadha nam Muc (The Carr), Scoraig

This photograph shows part of the six-mile path between Scoraig and Badrallach. It was taken at Cadha nam Muc (trans: The Pass of the Pig) and it is thought that porpoises, sometiumes known as sea pigs, could be seen in water on the right. The pass is known locally as The Carr.

In order to get their sheep and cattle to market, the crofters at Scoraig have to walk their livestock along this path to Dundonnell. From there the animals were taken by lorry to Hamilton's Auction Mart at Dingwall.

It is difficult to get lambs along the narrow bits as they bunch up and the weaker ones are liable to go over the edge. However, there are usually a few cast ewes (older sheep approaching the end of their breeding life) to lead the way. The lambs are then a bit more sensible.

The Scoraig peninsula is the piece of land that juts out between Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom.

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Cadha nam Muc (The Carr), Scoraig

ROSS: Lochbroom

droving; cliffs; paths

Alan Bush

Alun Bush - Scoraig & Nigg

This photograph shows part of the six-mile path between Scoraig and Badrallach. It was taken at Cadha nam Muc (trans: The Pass of the Pig) and it is thought that porpoises, sometiumes known as sea pigs, could be seen in water on the right. The pass is known locally as The Carr.<br /> <br /> In order to get their sheep and cattle to market, the crofters at Scoraig have to walk their livestock along this path to Dundonnell. From there the animals were taken by lorry to Hamilton's Auction Mart at Dingwall.<br /> <br /> It is difficult to get lambs along the narrow bits as they bunch up and the weaker ones are liable to go over the edge. However, there are usually a few cast ewes (older sheep approaching the end of their breeding life) to lead the way. The lambs are then a bit more sensible.<br /> <br /> The Scoraig peninsula is the piece of land that juts out between Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom.