Òb a' Chonnaidh, Toscaig; c.1930; 2011.109
Òb a' Chonnaidh, ToscaigAbout 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.
This house sits facing north, tucked in behind Cnoc Ruadh, a small hillock after which it is named.Edition
c1930sMedium and Materials
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Janet Elizabeth MacDonald CollectionCredit 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
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