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TITLE
Remains of family home on Isle Martin
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0741
PLACENAME
Isle Martin
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40475
KEYWORDS
ruins
RSPB
Remains of family home on Isle Martin

This photograph shows the remains of the family home of Isabella and Kenneth Stewart. The Stewarts lived on Isle Martin during the 1800s and this photo was donated to Ullapool Museum by their granddaughter, Elizabeth. Elizabeth's mother grew up on the island and attended school there.

Isle Martin forms part of the Summer Isles and is the nearest of the islands to the mainland at Ullapool. It was named after St Martin who is reputed to have established a monastery on the island in the 4th century. By the 18th century a thriving fishing industry sprung up on the island, and as many as a hundred people resided there. Crofting went hand in hand with the fishing industry and cattle and sheep grazing predominated, with only a small amount of land set aside for arable usage.

In 1979, the island was gifted by Monica Goldsmith to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds who, after twenty years of overseeing the island, gifted it in 1999 to a trust formed by the communities of Loch Broom and Coigach. The island is presently uninhabited.


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Remains of family home on Isle Martin

ROSS: Lochbroom

ruins; RSPB

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

This photograph shows the remains of the family home of Isabella and Kenneth Stewart. The Stewarts lived on Isle Martin during the 1800s and this photo was donated to Ullapool Museum by their granddaughter, Elizabeth. Elizabeth's mother grew up on the island and attended school there.<br /> <br /> Isle Martin forms part of the Summer Isles and is the nearest of the islands to the mainland at Ullapool. It was named after St Martin who is reputed to have established a monastery on the island in the 4th century. By the 18th century a thriving fishing industry sprung up on the island, and as many as a hundred people resided there. Crofting went hand in hand with the fishing industry and cattle and sheep grazing predominated, with only a small amount of land set aside for arable usage. <br /> <br /> In 1979, the island was gifted by Monica Goldsmith to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds who, after twenty years of overseeing the island, gifted it in 1999 to a trust formed by the communities of Loch Broom and Coigach. The island is presently uninhabited. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a><br />