Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 5

Name Type: house

Meaning: House of the tailor (now known as Sackhill). The tailor was a MacDonald - AMcL.

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Sackhill was built around 1900 by the Clachaire Mòr (the grandfather of Alasdair MacArthur, Balemartine). The walls cost £14 to build. Sackhill was called Cnoc nam Bagaichean. Hugh MacKinnon, Torr a’ Bhaile, 9/2008.

His mother was Mairi Ciorstaidh Tàilleir. When she was young she walked with her sister Morag to buy a spinning wheel from Eirdsidh Tuairneir for 2/6d and then carried it back between them - HMcK, 3/2010.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 11/1996 and 3/2010