chapter  2
Rudha an Dùnain, Strontian, Bracadale, 1845-57
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BRACADALE,1845-57 AtRudh'n-dunain,overinMinginish,thereusedtobewaulkings atintervals,accompaniedbyloudsingingofmanyvotcesm Chorus.

'Reminiscences'

FannyTolmiewasbarelyfouryearsoldwhenthefamilymovedto TaliskerHouseinMinginish.Sheretainedamemoryofalongdrive fromUiginishtoRoagorHarlosh1-probablyoveraroadofwhich onlytracesremaintoday2-andthencebyboattoTaliskerBay,where womenwerewaitingatthelandingplacetocarrythesmallerchildren tothehouse.Sherecalledherowncarrierwho,beingratherstout,sat downtorestontheway,andhowshe-impatientlittlegirlthatshe was-trottedrestlesslyaroundher.Consideringthatshegrewuptobe astrikingexampleofthe'BigTolmies',shewasprobablynolightweight eventhen.