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TITLE
Plan of Tarskabheig and Tokabheig
EXTERNAL ID
CDT_13_MEPRHP_5999_15
PLACENAME
Tarskavaig & Tokavaig
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Sleat
PERIOD
1810s
CREATOR
Clan Donald Estates
SOURCE
Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles
ASSET ID
4897
KEYWORDS
townships
Tarskavaig
Tokavaig
crofts
land
crofting
clearances
plans
zoomable

This plan of the townships shows the layout of proposed new crofts and areas of old settlement at Tarskavaig and Tokavaig.

Both the townships are on the north west coast of the Sleat peninsula in Skye. Tarskavaig is the largest of four towns in the area, the others being Tokavaig, Achnacloich and Ord.

At Tokavaig there is the ruin of Dun Sgathaich (or Dunscaith Castle) which dates from the 1300s. It was originally built by the MacAskills but later passed to the Macleods and then the MacDonalds.

Coastal townships like these began to appear around the beginning of the 1800s. The MacDonald estates wanted the more fertile inland glens for sheep farms so the people were moved onto the coasts.

This manuscript has been digitised from a collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye

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Plan of Tarskabheig and Tokabheig

INVERNESS: Sleat

1810s

townships; Tarskavaig; Tokavaig; crofts; land; crofting; clearances; plans; zoomable

Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles

Clan Donald Library papers

This plan of the townships shows the layout of proposed new crofts and areas of old settlement at Tarskavaig and Tokavaig.<br /> <br /> Both the townships are on the north west coast of the Sleat peninsula in Skye. Tarskavaig is the largest of four towns in the area, the others being Tokavaig, Achnacloich and Ord. <br /> <br /> At Tokavaig there is the ruin of Dun Sgathaich (or Dunscaith Castle) which dates from the 1300s. It was originally built by the MacAskills but later passed to the Macleods and then the MacDonalds. <br /> <br /> Coastal townships like these began to appear around the beginning of the 1800s. The MacDonald estates wanted the more fertile inland glens for sheep farms so the people were moved onto the coasts.<br /> <br /> This manuscript has been digitised from a collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye