Township: Heanish

Map Reference: Heanish a

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of Malcolm from Loch Etive

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The house called Eite, owned by Anne Banks, was built for Mary MacKinnon. It was bought by Calum [Malcol] ‘Dargo’ MacLean. Unknown informant, unknown date.

Calum Èite MacLean (known as 'Dargo') was a boatbuilder from Tiree who had worked in Loch Etive and Connel. He retired to Heanish in 1935. The house had been unoccupied for many years because the previous inhabitants had had TB and the house was considered infectious still. He built boats in the back shed - AM.

The Ros was made by Malcolm MacLean in Heanish in 1937 for Archie MacKinnon’s father in Cornaig. It was the first boat he made on Tiree. Calum Eite’s grandparents had been cleared from their croft in Heanish and spent two weeks camped under a sail on the shore. Unknown informant.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Angus Munn, Heanish, 9/1998