Township: Scarinish

Map Reference: Scarinish b

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of the banker; or the wife of Kenneth

Other Forms: Kenneth MacKenzie called it 'Scarinish Villa' - Annie Kennedy, Scarinish, 5/1998

Related Places: See The Lodge, Gott.

Information:His great uncle, Neil MacIntyre, An Gobhainn Beag, produced all the stones for the Bank House with one blast down at the beach. The stonework was done by An Clachair Mòr - Donald MacIntyre, Gott, 12/1995.
Kenneth MacKenzie, the piermaster, had the house built by 'The Contractor', Crossapol - Duncan MacPhee, Scarinish, 3/1996.

He was digging under the house next to the butcher's when he found a 'fancy' clay pipe. He asked his uncle whose it was and he said it had belonged to Daniel Hannay, who had lived on the site of the banker's house and had had Croit a' Mhansa (or possibly the ground accross the road from the manse) - Duncan MacPhee, Scarinish, 3/1996

Built in 1909 - James MacLeod ('Facal'), Heylipol, 4/1997.

The National Bank of Scotland came to Tiree in 1949 and bought this house - Mairi MacKinnon, Parkhouse, 3/1997.

The sister of the Rev John Gregorson Campbell married a remittance man and had a son, Kenneth MacKenzie. He was born disabled. He became the pier master. He had the Bank House built - Hector MacPhail, Ruaig, 5/1997.

The Gaelic Otherworld, ed Ronald Black, p 699:

Kenneth MacKenzie was about five feet tall and deformed. At age 31, on October 30th 1907, in the Windsor Hotel, Glasgow, he married Agnes MacLean, a master mariner's daughter residing at Nithsdale Place in Govan, the officiating minister being Hector MacKinnon. Kenneth's profession is given as 'Holder of Railway Stock' and his father's as 'Property Owner'; both his parents were deceased. He and Agnes had no family. In due course he became piermster at Scarinish (where he had a very fine house) and a member of the Parish Council. He died on 2 May 1933 in the Cottage Hospital, Oban...His father was Kenneth William MacKenzie, Retired Merchant.

Kenneth MacKenzie was born in Belgium. His wife was Aggie Dhomhnaill Dhomhnaill ‘ean Iain. He was about five feet high and had a very twisted spine. Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 5/2009.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: multiple