Township: Ruaig,Sothaigh

Map Reference: Soay 16

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The large cleft

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A wee 'Soay' tale my mother told me. Uncle Archie used to bring our boat round from Skipinish to Brock. Load the boat with the household blankets. Take at least one zinc tub, a wooden one and food plus my aunt and mother and head for the Sgor Mor. They lit a fire and heated the soft water from the pools.'We then rolled our skirts up under our knickers and tramped the blankets in the tub with the warm water. They were then rinsed out and dried on the warm rocks. We had a picnic and afterwards the blankets were loaded on board fluffy and dry.We had a great day out'. Duncan Grant, Ruaig, 4/2013.

There is a track accross the island and down to this inlet. "The track to the Sgor Mor was indeed well used by Alasdair MacLeod, Alasdair Dhomhnaill Bhain, Point, Ruaig, when I was a boy. The seaweed came in thick there. " Duncan Grant, Ruaig, 4/2013.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Brock, 2/1994

Informant 2: Duncan Grant, Ruaig, 7/1997 and 4/2013