Upper Tote

Tobhta Uachdrach
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Tobhta Uachdrach

From this viewpoint will see a panoramic view of the island of Rona which lies off the northern tip of the island of Raasay. The view extends to the west coast of mainland Scotland beyond.

This area was once home to hundreds of people who lived in the townships of Tobhta, Holm, Tobhta Ròm, Beararaig and Ruig. In the early 1800s they were forced out of their homes and off the land to make room for sheep farming. Many local people emigrated to North and South Carolina in the United States and to Canada.

In 1886, a young boy found a Bronze Age sword in Ruig while digging a rabbit out of a hole. The sword was 3,000 years old. A second sword was discovered a few days later. Both swords are now in the National Museum of Scotland.

'’S e tuathanas mòr dha-rìribh a bh’ ann an Tac Mòr Sgoirebreac. ’S e fearann anabarrach beartach, brìgheil a bh’ ann. Bha an Tac bho thùs a’ ruith gu tuath bho Phort Rìgh gu Abhainn an Lethuillt. Bha sluagh mòr a’ fuireach air an fhearann gu toiseach na 19mh linn, nuair a chaidh na bailtean fhuadachadh gus na caoraich mhòra a leigeil a-steach.'

B’ fhiach dhuibh èisteachd ri ‘Tac Mòr Sgoirebreac: beagan eachdraidh’ leis an Urr Tormod Dòmhnallach (1904-1978) à Bhaltos (Tobar an Dualchais)

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