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TITLE
Thatched house with turf chimney, Grimsay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_97107_06_05
PLACENAME
Grimsay
DISTRICT
North Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: North Uist
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38836
KEYWORDS
houses
roofs
chimneys
islands
buildings
Thatched house with turf chimney, Grimsay

This cottage is of a traditional Hebridean design with drystone walls and rounded corners. It has a thatched roof and a turf chimney. Earlier houses of this design would not have had a chimney and the smoke would have been allowed to escape through the thatch.

Grimsay is a small island between North Uist and Benbecula. The causeway, opened in 1960, linking North Uist and Benbecula crosses the north west tip of Grimsay. The island is approximately three miles long and a mile and a half wide and is circled by a single track road. At Kallin, on the south east tip, there is a harbour built in 1985. It is home to a growing shellfish industry


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Thatched house with turf chimney, Grimsay

INVERNESS: North Uist

houses; roofs; chimneys; islands; buildings

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

This cottage is of a traditional Hebridean design with drystone walls and rounded corners. It has a thatched roof and a turf chimney. Earlier houses of this design would not have had a chimney and the smoke would have been allowed to escape through the thatch.<br /> <br /> Grimsay is a small island between North Uist and Benbecula. The causeway, opened in 1960, linking North Uist and Benbecula crosses the north west tip of Grimsay. The island is approximately three miles long and a mile and a half wide and is circled by a single track road. At Kallin, on the south east tip, there is a harbour built in 1985. It is home to a growing shellfish industry <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: central.edsc.library@edinburgh.gov.uk">Edinburgh Central Library</a><br />