MHG5214 - Piping School - Peingown
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Type and Period (1)
- SCHOOL (Undated)
- None recorded
NG47SW 10 4010 7162.
(NG 4010 7162) Kilmuir was formerly famous for its pipers, but they are now extinct. When the Macdonalds resided in the parish a free grant of the lands of Peingowen, a hamlet in the place, was given to the MacArthurs, traditional pipers to the MacDonalds. Peingowen, therefore, was a sort of piping school and a little green hill in close vicinity to Peingowen, called Cnoc-phail, was the general rendezvous of the MacArthurs and their pupils.
Nothing remains of this piping school but, according to the surviving Kilmuir Macarthur, (Donald MacAurthur, Kilmuir) a croft, No.2 Peingowen, at present unoccupied, stands on its site.
Visited by OS (C F W) 26 April 1961.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 4009 7162 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11393 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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