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7 Calbost

7 Calbost

The first crofting tenant at 7 Calbost was Malcolm Mackay (Calum Og), born 1801 in Kirvig, Carloway. Oral tradition maintains that he came first to Gravir to work as a sgalag when he was 12 years old. He later married in Pairc and spent the rest of his long life there, though he was a landless cottar for 23 years before being recognised as a crofter. His descendants were known as Na Ogaich.

No 7 was the smallest croft in the village, situated in the middle without direct access to the common grazing.

 

Title: 7 Calbost
Record Type: Crofts and Residences
Gaelic Name: 7 Calabost
Type: Croft
Grid Ref Easting: 141409
Grid Ref Northing: 917143
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 2870