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Buanish is a tiny settlement on Loch Shell, opposite Eishken. It seems to have once been part of the Valtos (Lochs) tack but in the 1820s was shown as a settlement of seven or eight households, with the following tenants:
John Maclean Jr - left with his family in the 1820s to the St Anns area of Cape Breton
John Maclean Sr - left with his family in the 1820s to the St Anns area of Cape Breton
Malcolm Campbell - no further trace
Malcolm Smith - was removed in 1826 to 8 Tong, Isle of Lewis
John Campbell - was removed in 1826 to 14 Tong, Isle of Lewis
Donald Maclennan - was removed in 1826 to 7 Tong, Isle of Lewis
Donald Maclean - emigrated to Englishtown in Cape Breton in 1826
All left Buanish in 1826, many settling in Tong.
At Buanish there are signs of a cornmill on the river and there was also a school here. The homes in this area are quite large, incorporating annexes built on to existing houses to accommodate newly-married couples.