Township: Salum

Map Reference: Salum C

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: The croft of Donald of Mìodair; or Hugh Munn; or Calum of Salum

Other Forms: Croit Dhòmhnaill a’ Mhìodair - MacFadyen - AMcL

Croit Eòghainn Mhunn - the grandfather of Calum - AMcL.

Croit Chaluim Shàluim - AMcL

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Information:Hugh was a boatbuilder and had the gift of second sight. He was very slow building one boat and eventually Catriona (MacFadyen), his wife, asked him why it was taking so long. "The longer I take the better," he replied. One day a man from the west end was walking through Baugh and went past the house of Hugh Munn. Hugh asked the man why he was on the road so early, and the man replied he was on the way to Loch an Air to buy a boat. "Well, come in! My wife will give you some breakfast." While the stranger was eating, Hugh Munn hurrried off to Loch an Air himself and bought the boat. He used it to fish off Heanish for a while but the whole family moved to Salum. The next year, (October 1896) his two sons were out fishing in the boat and they both drowned. Hugh Munn's house is just to the north of the present Salum House - Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 11/1996