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Township history for Caoles researched and written by Hector MacPhail.

Information about prominent people and places in Caoles – Caoles smiddy, Neil MacDonald, Calum MacDonald, corn mill at Milton, master mariners, ministers, bards, the Camerons of Miodar, the MacDonalds of Milton, emigrants, the MacLeans of Caoles, An Acarsaid, Lonamar.

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DVD of TV programme Cairdeas Cogaidh in Gaelic and English, featuring Prof. Donald Meek documenting the life and death of his relative, John MacDonald of Caoles, and John ‘Jock’ Stewart who served with John MacDonald in France when John was killed in action in 1917. Donald begins with papers kept in his family’s home in Caoles for 100 years, then travels to John’s grave in France, and on to Africa where Jock lived and worked as a vet.


Photograph of the road to Caoles pre 1940

Black & white postcard photograph of the road at Caoles looking from Croish down towards Gunna Sound, when the road was just a sand track before 1940.