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TITLE
A group of people outside the Staffin Inn
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_098
PLACENAME
Staffin
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmuir
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5150
KEYWORDS
inns
pubs
hotels
A group of people outside the Staffin Inn

This photograph shows a group of men, women and children standing outside the Staffin Inn. At the time of writing (2010) the house is available to rent as self-catering accommodation.

The inn was built in the 1780s which makes it probably the oldest "white house" in the north of Skye. Houses in the Hebrides were traditionally known as "black houses". They were single storey buildings which accommodated both people and animals and they didn't have a chimney. As architectural styles changed the new houses were referred to as "white houses". They had single-thickness walls, windows that opened, pitched roofs and chimneys.


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A group of people outside the Staffin Inn

INVERNESS: Kilmuir

inns; pubs; hotels

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

This photograph shows a group of men, women and children standing outside the Staffin Inn. At the time of writing (2010) the house is available to rent as self-catering accommodation.<br /> <br /> The inn was built in the 1780s which makes it probably the oldest "white house" in the north of Skye. Houses in the Hebrides were traditionally known as "black houses". They were single storey buildings which accommodated both people and animals and they didn't have a chimney. As architectural styles changed the new houses were referred to as "white houses". They had single-thickness walls, windows that opened, pitched roofs and chimneys. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>