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1851 - Bàta Eilthireach a’ Fàgail Chaolas Bheàrnaraigh – Emigrant Ship Leaves the Sound of Bernera

On May 15th 1851, the ‘Marquis of Stafford’ arrived in Loch Roag … the following Monday, she sailed through the Sound of Bernera with 400 emigrants on board. A second ship, ‘The Barlow’,
left a month later with a further 300 emigrants.

“An allowance of biscuits, one pound per adult passenger, was distributed and tinware for those who could pay for it”

Munro-MacKenzie 1994

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

An emigrant ship in the Hebrides