Comann Eachdraichd Uig

1851 - Buil nam Fuadach (1851-52) – The Reality of Evictions (1851-52)

“He has been summoned out of his lot he is in arrears of rent about £2. 10/- … he owes about £10 for meal advanced to him by the proprietor; he is part of the crew on a boat engaged at the cod and ling fishing … he and his brother and their families have been offered free passage to America and will go, but would rather remain if he could find the means of subsistence here.”

Donald MacLean, Carnish 1851

“Carnish, Reef and Kneep were to be cleared completely … ground officers were instructed to destroy forthwith the houses, after the emigrants had vacated them.”

Munro-MacKenzie 1994