Taigh Bainne


On the Isle of Eriskay, a two-celled stone ruin situated on a spectacular promontory, overlooking the Princes Beach, was a favourite for onlookers to photograph.  It is thought that this structure was once a small home before becoming a small dairy (hence the name – Taigh Bainne – the Dairy).  What was clear, however, was that numerous adaptations had been made over time to the building.  Having travelled the Outer Hebrides, the client paused at this stone ruin to take […]

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Comunn Eachdraidh Nis / Ness Historical Society


In 1878, Cross Primary School was constructed on the Isle of Lewis featuring a large school-masters house, and three classrooms arranged in a horseshoe configuration.  Although this typology was typical for its time, Cross School remains one of the last of its kind in existence. These buildings have been extended several times over its history, with parts currently in a state of dereliction.  The Commun Eachdraidh took over the buildings from CNES in 2011 and converted them to a museum, […]

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