Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish h

Name Type: building

Meaning: Hynish smithy

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Information:Kept emergency rations (biscuits, tea, etc.) in the store at the east end of the smithy during World War 2 - LMcF.
Has bars on the window and a chimney - LM

The last smith in Hynish was called Hugh MacKinnnon, the brother of Ciorstaidh Ghobhainn, Balinoe. He emigrated to New Zealand about 1918. His son was killed in the war. He also had two daughters. Before he used the building it had been unused for years. Jessie Battlefield MacKinnnon, Mannal, 1/1997

The middle third of that row of buildings. The smithy was re-opened by Dòmhnall (or Eòghann) a' Ghobhainn (a MacKinnon, the brother of Ciorstaidh, Balinoe)) before he emigrated to Australia or New Zealand around 1918 - JMcK

Local Form: Cèardach

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Lachlan Macfarlane, Hynish,11/1995

Informant 2: Jessie MacKinnon, Mannal, 4/1995 and 1/1997