Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 76

Name Type: sub-township

Meaning: See Brock in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms: Brock - ONB p133, dated 1878, "applies to a few houses [with two small crossed out] situated at the east end of Traigh Mhor"

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Information:His great grandfather was moved from Skipinnish and went first to Tràigh Chrìonaig and then to Brock. There were only two houses there at the time. There was another house nearer the shore which was washed away by the storm that destroyed the Tay Bridge (28th December 1879). The cat was found the next day on top of the chimney - Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, 11/1996.

His family's house by the shore in Brock was destroyed the night of the Tay Bridge Disaster. The sea reached the bottom of the Ùtraid, and a barrel from the manse in Gott flew over their heads. When they came back the next day the cat had survived and was perched on the surviving chimney - Duncan Grant, Ruaig, 1/1998.
"Roinn 's a' Bhoddam, pairt 's a Bhrock dhiu," "Tha iasgairean bho'n aird-a-tuath 's a' Bhruaich so mar rium fein;" - Na Baird Thirisdeach, ed. Rev Hector Cameron, An Comunn Thirisdeach, 1932, p219, by the Rev John MacDougall who died in 1875.

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: multiple