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TITLE
Fisherman's Bothy, Cuil, near Duror, Appin
EXTERNAL ID
PC_CS_PHOTO_006
PLACENAME
Cuil
DISTRICT
North Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin
SOURCE
Fiona Patrick
ASSET ID
22160
KEYWORDS
house
housing
crofthouse
blackhouse
fishing
Fisherman's Bothy, Cuil, near Duror, Appin

This image shows the fisherman's bothy and shed at Cuil, near Duror in Appin. Originally the bothy was much longer with a different style of thatch and two small chimney pots. (We know this from a photograph taken by Erskine Beveridge in 1883.) The building was re-roofed sometime in the late-19th and early 20th century. The seaward wall was also built up and a chimney added. The shed would have been used for storing nets and other fishing equipment.

It is likely that salmon fishing has been popular in the area for over four hundred years. Pont's map (1595) shows a fish at the mouth of the River Duror and the accompanying text confirms the river is good for salmon. Today, the bothy is still in use but the fishing season has been shortened to conserve the stocks of salmon.

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Fisherman's Bothy, Cuil, near Duror, Appin

ARGYLL: Lismore and Appin

house; housing; crofthouse; blackhouse; fishing

Fiona Patrick

This image shows the fisherman's bothy and shed at Cuil, near Duror in Appin. Originally the bothy was much longer with a different style of thatch and two small chimney pots. (We know this from a photograph taken by Erskine Beveridge in 1883.) The building was re-roofed sometime in the late-19th and early 20th century. The seaward wall was also built up and a chimney added. The shed would have been used for storing nets and other fishing equipment.<br /> <br /> It is likely that salmon fishing has been popular in the area for over four hundred years. Pont's map (1595) shows a fish at the mouth of the River Duror and the accompanying text confirms the river is good for salmon. Today, the bothy is still in use but the fishing season has been shortened to conserve the stocks of salmon.