Skye’s Hidden Heritage
Discover the historic settlement of Rubh’ an Dùnain
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Rubh’ an Dùnain

Thank you

The development of this website would not have been possible without the help, support and encouragement of many people - and especially the archaeologists and scientists whose inquiring minds and skills have brought Rubh' an Dùnain into public focus and led to its formal designation in October 2017 as an Historic Monument.

The Society is extremely grateful to all those who gave up their time to write, take photographs and offer guidance, expertise and useful insights – in their own time and at their own expense.

Despite our best efforts, errors do sometimes occur. We apologise and will make corrections as promptly as possible when they are brought to our attention.


Particular thanks go to:

(alphabetical order)

Ronald Black, Gaelic scholar and journalist;

Stephen Bungard, Skye botanist;

Hugh Cheape, professor at Gaelic college Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, for insight into the relationship between language, history and culture;

Colin and Paula Martin, of Morvern Maritime Centre, for current archaeological research, unique perspectives, and for unstinting support in gaining Historic Monument status for this landscape

Lewis MacAskill, Lochinver, Scotland for permission to reproduce an extract of his father's clan history;

Jo Macdonald, of IÙL for Gaelic translation of the website;

Gordon Mack, of LongLine Media, for conceiving and editing the website;

Bob McMillan, Skye ornithologist;

Cailean Maclean, of Skye Media for great images;

Ruraidh Macpherson, MacAskill Society member, for special financial support;

Ann MacSween, Historic Scotland;

Alisdair R Murray, for permission to reproduce two MacAskill history articles which first appeared in Skye Views in 1998;

John Phillips, former senior countryside ranger, Highland Council, for zeal and enthusiasm;

Boyd Robertson, former principal, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, for a pledge of continuing support;

Philip Robertson, of Historic Environment Scotland, for support;

Martin Wildgoose, Skye archaeologist for summing up a vast timeline so concisely;

and finally,

fuzzylime (web developers), for patience and much practical advice.