Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish a

Name Type: house

Meaning: House belonging to Duncan the shepherd

Other Forms: Taigh a’ Chìobair

Related Places:

Information:Built by Calum Cadruim and his son Iain Chaluim Iain.

East and West Hynish were tenanted by Robert MacDiarmid, brother of the factor, Hugh. His shepherd was Duncan MacLean. He was given this house and a small croft when the township was broken up. Duncan was his mother's cousin. Duncan collected gold "here and there" and this is probably buried - DS.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Donald Iain Kennedy, West Hynish, 3/1994

Informant 2: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 1/1996

Informant 3: Donald Sinclair, West Hynish SA 1968/240