Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil S

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: Croft belonging to the Crofters' Commission

Other Forms: An Club - the Club

Related Places:

Information:Bean Dhonnchadh a’ Chiobair lost Croit a’ Chomission and was hungry. She went out and stole some potatoes from a pollag but left her scarf at the scene. This was found and Niall Eachainn’s father and Aonghas Theònaidh went to the widow and accused her of stealing. When the rest of the township heard the news they gathered together a sack of potatoes for the poor woman and put a curse on the two men for being so heartless. David McClounnnan, Balephuil, 1/2003.

Croit a' Chommission was created with 8.5 shares when Iain mac Iain 'ic Eachainn died intestate - SA 1971/99/A18.

Taken over by the Crofters' Commission and divided into strips.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Alasdair Brown, Balephuil, 2/1994

Informant 2: Eilidh Kennedy (Eilidh bheag), Balemartine, 2/1995