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Brenish, Lewis

Brenish, Lewis

Brenish is a large village near the end of the Uig road - since the clearance of Mealista, it has been the last inhabited village in the district.

Brenish features a substantial collection of fish-curing and drying houses on the shore (some rebuilt as fanks), as well as a number of nausts (boat sheds).  John Macaulay, a boatbuilder, lived at 19 Brenish. He would go to build a boat wherever it was required, as well as having built boats in the village itself.

Title: Brenish, Lewis
Record Type: Locations
Gaelic Name: Breanais
Type: Village/Township
Grid Ref Easting: 99349
Grid Ref Northing: 926239
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 1952