Òb a' Chonnaidh, Toscaig; c.1930; 2011.109

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Name/Title

Òb a' Chonnaidh, Toscaig

About this object

A photograph of a small bay in Lower Toscaig which is known as Òb a' Chonnaidh.

The Gaelic means Bay of the fuel. In local Applecross dialect, 'connadh' means both fuel and is a word for the birch tree which was cut for firewood as it burns well. Peat was also brought ashore here. It was cut in the hills to the south-west and transported by boat.

In the background of the photograph is a house in Toscaig known as Cnoc Ruadh, which was the family home of the MacLeans.

John MacLean, known as Seonaidh Fhearchair, and his wife Jessie had a number of children including Roddy, Murdo, Farquhar, Martha and Janet.

Place Made

Lower Toscaig, Applecross

Place Notes

This house sits facing north, tucked in behind Cnoc Ruadh, a small hillock after which it is named.

Edition

1

Portfolio Title

Janet Elizabeth MacDonald Collection

Date Made

c.1930

Period

c1930s

Medium and Materials

Photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

Applecross Photographs

Collection

Janet Elizabeth MacDonald Collection

Credit Line

Applecross Historical Society thanks LEADER, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Applecross Trust, Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for funding our digitisation project.

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

2011.109

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