Aoineadh Mòr


Aoineadh Mòr

Wander through the abandoned crofting township of Aoineadh Mòr, a casualty of the Highland Clearances in 1824. This remote settlement near Lochaline on the Morvern peninsula consists of abandoned buildings which are scattered along a river valley. The buildings include family homes, corn drying kilns, winnowing barns and kail yards. The life of this settlement and the trauma of the evictions have been brought to life through the use of interpretation boards and an audio account based on the diary of Mary Cameron (a former inhabitant).   Two short walks have been named in remembrance of the settlement and its inhabitants- Mary's walk and James's walk (Mary's husband).

The site is accessed via a short walk from the Forestry Commission car park which takes you through native oak and birch woodland to the abandoned settlement. Well worth a visit!