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TITLE
Well-to-do Crofter's House
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6397
PLACENAME
Benbecula
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29630
KEYWORDS
Benbecula
islands
lochs
Clanranald
sea-birds
Gordon Cathcart
crofters
dwellings
Well-to-do Crofter's House

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.

The Island of Benbecula has nothing very striking about it, as it rises very little above sea level, and has only one low hill; but a great many fresh water lochs are scattered along its western coast, the Islands in these being a favourite resort for sea-birds. The Island formerly belonged to a branch of the Clanranalds, now it is the property of Lady Gordon Cathcart; and the crofters on this estate compare favourably with any throughout the Hebrides. The subject is a very snug crofter's dwelling.

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Well-to-do Crofter's House

INVERNESS: South Uist

1890s

Benbecula; islands; lochs; Clanranald; sea-birds; Gordon Cathcart; crofters; dwellings

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.<br /> <br /> The Island of Benbecula has nothing very striking about it, as it rises very little above sea level, and has only one low hill; but a great many fresh water lochs are scattered along its western coast, the Islands in these being a favourite resort for sea-birds. The Island formerly belonged to a branch of the Clanranalds, now it is the property of Lady Gordon Cathcart; and the crofters on this estate compare favourably with any throughout the Hebrides. The subject is a very snug crofter's dwelling.