Thursday, December 26, 2013


Here are three photos of Isay, a small deserted island off the coast of Skye. It is best known for being once owned by Donovan. It is less well known as the site of a mass murder. Sometime in the 1590s, Ruairaidh MacLeod, known as 'Nimheach' (the Venomous), killed several people here in an attempt to secure the inheritance of Raasay and Gairloch for his son. The murders took place in Isay House, which is show in the second and third photos. See book 2, chapter 4 for more on this.

Isay Village
Isay House - once home to Rory the Venomous

Isay House - front entrance

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