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Allan MacAskill

Allan MacAskill

Allan was born in 1872, the second son of that name born to Duncan MacAskill and Effie MacLeod, cottars on 11/12 Ruisgarry (Quay). Allan became a farm servant. The family later moved to 7 Borve, which his father obtained in 1900. 

Allan became a fisherman and yachtsman, crewing on the Vita. In 1908 he married Mary MacLeod of Trealigarry, with whom he was to have seven children. 7 Ruisgarry was passed to Allan following his father’s death in 1915.

Allan's daughter Rebecca contributed a recording to the sound archive of the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, in which she recounted the tale of her father incorporating driftwood into his new house. The recording is available here on the Tobar an Dualchais website.


Title: Allan MacAskill
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Ailean Dhonnchaidh Choinnich Bhàin
Date of Birth: 26-04-1872
Date of Death: 29-04-1951
Date of Marriage: 21-01-1908
Occupation: Fisherman; Crofter; Farm servant; Yachtsman
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEBH 498
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 75024