Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 49

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The cave at the Barradhubh

Other Forms: Uamh Shùdair after a lighthouseman who drowned at this cave - JMcK

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Information:John Soutar was born in 1799 in Panbride, Angus. He worked as a lighthouse keeper since at least 1837, working at Point Ayr, and on the Isle of Man, Buchaness, and Cape Wrath, before moving to Skerryvore. He died at the age of 58 on 2nd May 1859 between 4 and 7 o’clock from ‘asphyxia caused by drowning’ at Banhu Point, Hynish. His wife returned to Aberdeen and took in lodgers. Carol Rowe, 7/2009

John Soutar was born in Panbride, Angus in 1799. He worked as a lighthouse keeper at Point Ayr, Isle of Man, Buchaness and Cape Wrath before transferring to Skerryvore in 1857. He died on 2nd May 1859 between 4 and 7 o’clock from ‘asphyxia caused by drowning’ at Banhu Point, Hynish. His wife returned to Aberdeen and took in lodgers. Carol Rowe, 7/2009
Access to this cave is only possible at low tide.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Jessie MacKinnon, Mannal, 5/1996

Informant 2: Lachie MacFarlane, Hynish, 5/1996

Informant 3: Carol Rowe, 7/2009