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Molinginish consists of a few houses on a small bay on Loch Trollamarig, at the mouth of Loch Seaforth. It was once part of the Scalpay farm and was occupied until the 1820s by shepherds. When the lands around north Harris were cleared, a family of Campbells were given the lease at Molinginish, and the the population grew to 40 by the 1880s.
After the First World War, some of the inhabitants moved to Portnalong in Skye, where new crofts were established. A school was started in Molinginish in 1921 but by 1935 its pupils were required to lodge in Tarbert for their education.
The last inhabitants of Molinginish died in the 1960s.
The village is accessible on foot from the Scalpay road.