Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 63

Name Type: sub-township

Meaning: Torr can mean a burial ground - Dwelly and AMcL.

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Information:His father was the ‘agent’ for the ‘cooperative’ in Ruaig, Salum and Caolas. He ran this from his house in Torr a’ Bhaile. He used to buy sacks of flour and oatmeal and ‘bogey roll’, a black ‘rope’ of tobacco that could be used for chewing or pipe smoking (Eòghann Iain na Hongs and Charlie Dunmore’s father used to chew it). He kept account books. Hugh MacKinnon, Torr a’ Bhaile, 9/2008.

Tèarlach 'ic Eòghainn had the store. Anna Mhòr came down to buy a bay of oatmeal which weighed 140 lb. Tèarlach offered to drop it at her house but Anna insisted she would carry it home. Tèarlach watched her take a break for a couple of minutes at the cachaileith but otherwise carry the enormous bag home without stopping - Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 3/2010.

Sackhill was built around 1900 by the Clachaire Mòr (the grandfather of Alasdair MacArthur, Balemartine). The walls cost £14 to build. Their house in Torr a’ Bhaile was built soon afterwards by the same man. Hugh MacKinnon, Torr a’ Bhaile, 9/2008.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996 and 3/2010

Informant 2: Hugh MacKinnon, Ruaig, 3/2010