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TITLE
John Gillies with his sons Callum and Ian
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_1008
PLACENAME
Eilean Fladday
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
6294
KEYWORDS
peat
fuel
John Gillies with his sons Callum and Ian

A photograph of John Gillies (right) with his sons Callum (left) and Ian (centre) carrying baskets of peat near their home on Eilean Fladday. They were one of the last families to live on the island.

Eilean Fladday lies off the north west coast of Raasay, across a narrow strip of water known as Caol Fladday (Kyle Fladda), which dries at half-tide

At the time of writing (2010), the island has three cottages which are used as holiday lets. There was once a thriving crofting community here and the population is recorded as 29 in 1841; 51 in 1891; 12 in 1951 and 12 in 1971.


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John Gillies with his sons Callum and Ian

INVERNESS: Portree

peat; fuel

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

A photograph of John Gillies (right) with his sons Callum (left) and Ian (centre) carrying baskets of peat near their home on Eilean Fladday. They were one of the last families to live on the island.<br /> <br /> Eilean Fladday lies off the north west coast of Raasay, across a narrow strip of water known as Caol Fladday (Kyle Fladda), which dries at half-tide<br /> <br /> At the time of writing (2010), the island has three cottages which are used as holiday lets. There was once a thriving crofting community here and the population is recorded as 29 in 1841; 51 in 1891; 12 in 1951 and 12 in 1971. <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>