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Strome, Lewis

Strome, Lewis

Strome ('stream') was a small settlement on the secluded Loch Strome - today difficult to access by land, but in the days when much travel was done by sea, not so far off the beaten track.

The village was cleared c1835 when the Scaliscro farm was established. Many of the inhabitants moved across the island to Lochs; some returned to Valtos. Two families were living there in 1841 and 1851 - those of Donald Macleod (given in the census as a shepherd) and John Young.

Some ruins remain at Strome, including two abutting houses very near the shore, three other residences, two kilns, an old burial ground, and several shielings on high ground above the village.

Title: Strome, Lewis
Record Type: Locations
Gaelic Name: An t-Srom
Type: Village/Township
Grid Ref Easting: 113244
Grid Ref Northing: 930682
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 2117