• Stac Dhomhnaill Chaim in 1849

    by  • 30 August 2011 • Around Uig, Artefacts, Featured Notes • 0 Comments

    This drawing of Stac Dhomhnaill Chaim – the fortified rock on the Mangersta coast, in which Donald Cam Macaulay lived – is from 1849 and shows the crumbly access to the stack even then.

     

    For those who don’t know the spot, the cliffs are on the left, and the sea is below the stack and to the right.  It’s signed JR CE Mangersta July 1849 and that frankly is all we seem to know about it, but if you know where this came from, please pipe up.

    This is one of several forts that Donald Cam was said to have inhabited when he was persona non grata to the Mackenzies. According to tradition and Dolly Doctor, it was to this one that his daughter, ‘Big Anne’, carried pails of milk across the rocky crag.

    The image below will allow you to zoom in on it, or you can pull up a full page version here.

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