Fàilte! (Welcome!)

Fàilte! (Welcome!)
This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the 'Siamese-twins' of Harris and Lewis.
My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.
I cannot guarantee the accuracy of everything that I have written (not least because parts are, perhaps, pioneering) but I have done my best to check for any errors.
My family mainly lived along the shore of the Sound of Harris, from An-t-Ob and Srannda to Roghadal, but one family 'moved' to Direcleit in the Baighs...

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Monday, 29 March 2010

Direcleit - The Family 'Pile'!

Looking from 5 Direcleit towards Scalpay
This is where my great, great, Grandfather, Malcolm Kerr, was born in 1821
The ruin of a Blackhouse in the foreground
(which was temporarily reconstructed for 'Crowdie & Cream')
was the home of Angus Kerr (Malcolm's younger brother)and his family.
The remains of the house of their father, John Kerr, can be seen near the Head-Dyke.
At especially High Tides the sea entered through the front door...

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