Township: Hough

Map Reference: Hough 36

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Meaning: See Staoin in Longships o the Sand.

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Related Places: See Carrastaoin.

There was a coastguard watch out hut on Cnoc Charrastaoin before World War 2 and it was improved during the war. It was manned 24 hours a day in 4 hour shifts. A weather update was sent off 12 hourly. There was a telephone line and a paraffin heater but no light. Murchadh Cameron was in charge.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: OS