Township: Cornaigmore

Map Reference: Cornaigmore o

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house or ruin of Iain Cameron; or Iain the son of Lachlan the miller

Other Forms: Tobhta nam Bochd - the Poor house

Taigh Iain Chamshron. There are two ruins, the smaller in front of the larger. One was used a s 'garden' and he pulled an elder tree out of it with a tractor. It survived and is growing today by his house - Hugh Campbell, 8/2016

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Information:Iain Cameron worked in Singer's factory in Glasgow. Two cailleach 'An Roll' [the Poor Roll] lived here, one of who was known as Ceit Mhòr - HMcP.

Two Cailleach an Roll (Ceit Mhòr and Mairi Eòghainn Ruaidh) lived in this house after Iain Cameron. Her husband Hector knew them. They were on "the Roll" [possibly of the Poor Law] but they went around begging as well. One was given enormous boots. They were teased - once someone put a heavy stone in their bag of sgaindeagan (dried dung used as fuel) - Mairi Campbell, Corrairigh, 2/1996.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Hector MacPhail, Ruaig, 9/1995 and 2/1996

Informant 2: Hugh Campbell, Garrafail, 8/2016