Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil ff

Name Type: house

Meaning: The weaver's house

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The weaver was from Lewis and he married Cathie Gunn's sister. He built the Weatherstone's house in Scarinish - MS.

The weaver was Murdoch MacDonald from Stornaway and he was also a fireman at the airport. He married Netta, daughter of Bean MhicAoidh. Nan McClounnan, Balephuil, 11/2004.

The house by the telephone box was owned by Moffat, a retired Airdrie dentist. He was followed by MacDonald the weaver, who married Netta, Cathie Gunn’s sister, and then the Ryders, who had the shooting rights to Tiree. Seonaid Brown, Balephuil, 9/2008.

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Murdoch Sinclair, Balephuil, 5/1997