Township: Scarinish

Map Reference: Scarinish aa

Name Type: building


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Information:The person who ran the exchange was assumed to hear a lot of news. One caller played a trick on her. The royal yacht Britannia was lying off Tiree and the caller mentioned that the Queen was coming ashore. The factor MacLennan and a piper were down at the quay an hour later but they waited hours in vain! Hector J Campbell, and Willie MacLean, Balinoe, 10/1996.

The exchange operator when the prank about the Queen was played was Alma Fergusson. She was married to a Skyeman. She was followed by Catriona Èirdsidh Mhòir who was married to Iain MacLean from Tobermory - Annie Kenedy, Scarinish, 11/1996.
Just to the west of the present exchange.

The submarine telegraph cable was laid by ROC from Calgary Bay, Mull in 1942. It comes ashoe 300m to the west of the exchange. The automatic exchange was put in in the 1960s - John Gorman, Balephetrish, 5/1997.

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Languages : English

Informants: Mary T MacPhee, Scarinish

Informant 2: Tina MacArthur, Caolas