Township: Balemartine

Map Reference: Balemartine cc

Name Type: building

Meaning: The byre of the dairy

Other Forms: Bàthach Chailean Iain mhic Lachainn (Cailean na Coisiche) - the byre of Colin the son of Iain the son of Lachlan

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Information:It had been a "poor house, for those in desperate need" - NMcD.

People used to buy and sell milk from this building.

Cailean Iain mhic Lachainn (Cailean na Coisiche), a MacLean, lived there later. Bean Chailein, his wife, Effie, cleaned the Balemartine school - she was the daughter of Iain an Tuathanaich. They later moved to Cù-Dhèis (where Peggy Murray lived in the 1980s) - DMcC and NMcD.

His aunt was Bean Chailein. Cailean was the brother of Èirdsidh Bàn, Balemartine. They were the last family to live in it - NMcD.

They used to hand out soup and milk for poor people from this building - Mor Campbell, Balemartine, 1/1997, who heard it from Calum Cadruim.

It was a "poor house" where they gave out milk to poor people. Lady Victoria Campbell was involved with it.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 1/1996

Informant 2: Neil MacDonald, Balevullin, 1/1996

Informant 3: Eilidh (bheag) Kennedy, Balevullin, 10/1993