Township: Hynish

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Information:John Soutar was born in 1799 in Panbride, Angus. He worked as a lighthouse keeper from 1837, working at Point Ayr, and on the Isle of Man, Buchaness, and Cape Wrath, before moving to Skerryvore. From the information on his death certificate, 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

A sizeable rock arch more than a cave towards the dyke that runs behind the Upper Square.

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Jessie MacKinnon, Mannal, 5/1996