Township: Sandaig

Map Reference: Sandaig f

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of MacNee

Other Forms: Taigh Alison

Related Places: Taigh Alison, Kenavara.

This was originally built by the Glasgow artist Robert Russell MacNee (1880 – 1952), who studied at the Glasgow School of Art. MacNee sold it to another Glasgow artist, Henry Alison, who had another hut at the base of Ceann a' Bharra. It is now owned by the artist Frank Curran.

The wooden house was built by John Campbell (Iain Bàn), the father of Annie Brown. It was bought by Robert MacNee, who sold it to Alison. David McClounnan and Mary and Flora MacArthur, Sandaig, 9/2000.

The hut by the shore belonged to Henry Young Alison (1889-1972). It had originally been built by MacNee around 1900, who had wanted to build it next to what is now the thatched house museum. However, the crofters insisted it was built down at the shore. When he himself bought it, Alison’s easel, paints and brushes were still there. . Frank Curran, Sandaig, 9/2004.

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 1/1996