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Isle of Cliatasay, Lewis

Isle of Cliatasay, Lewis

The island of Cliatasay in Loch Roag to the north-east of Geshader village was not inhabited but was used for grazing and at one time, for burning kelp. The remains of a rough kelp kiln are visible below a high cliff in the middle of the island. Peat has evidently been cut there, and the deep waters all around would allow for easy loading of boats from natural piers.

Now used by crofters for sheep, Cliatasay was in the past used to graze bulls. The last Geshader bull to graze there was accidentally drowned on its journey back to Geshader.

Title: Isle of Cliatasay, Lewis
Record Type: Locations
Gaelic Name: Cliatasaigh
Type: Island
Grid Ref Easting: 113001
Grid Ref Northing: 933321
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 24918