Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish h

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house or ruin of the pointed hillock

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Related Places: See Port an Eilein Loisgte, Milton.

Information:'The Contractor' was Dòmhnall Ghilleasbuig Nèill. He built An Eaglais Thin in Balinoe and An Eaglais Ur (Skinners') in Cornaig. He married Eilidh Shandaidh from Scarinish and emigrated to Canada. The Contractor's father or grandfather was married to a woman from West Hynish, from an old house where Rock Villa is today. His wife was collecting whelks from this inlet in the autumn and drowned. Her body was lost until the New Year when her body was washed ashore just below her old house and was found by one of her brothers - Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 3/1996