Colour photograph of the emigrants` stone at Druimbhuidhe.

The Emigrants’ Stone at Druimbhuidhe on the road between Heylipol and Cornaig, photographed by John Holliday in 2006. The day before emigrating, Iain Mòr Mairi Lachainn and Dòmhnall Mòr, both from Cornaig, were walking home after receiving their passage from Island House. One of them said to the other, “Well, we’ll be away from here and we’ll soon be forgotten.” And the other one said, “Let’s do something that they’ll remember us by,” so they rolled the boulder over on its side.


Object Details

Other Number: M194

The Emigrants Stone, Cornaigmore

Hundreds of families emigrated from Tiree during the second half of the 19th century, most never to return. Two men from Cornaig decided to roll this huge stone over so that they might be remembered. They left the next day. The stone serves as a memorial to all those who emigrated.

Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – K100-199
Current Location: normal location

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