Direcleit – The Family ‘Pile’!

Looking from 5 Direcleit towards Scalpay
This is where my great, great, Grandfather, Malcolm Kerr, was born in 1821
The ruin of a Blackhouse in the foreground
(which was temporarily reconstructed for ‘Crowdie & Cream’)
was the home of Angus Kerr (Malcolm’s younger brother)and his family.
The remains of the house of their father, John Kerr, can be seen near the Head-Dyke.
At especially High Tides the sea entered through the front door…

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