Rubh’ an Dùnain
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Rubh’ an Dùnain

About Us

This website provides a virtual information point about Rubh' an Dùnain, the ancestral homeland of the MacAskills on the Isle of Skye in the Western Isles of Scotland.

It was created by the MacAskills of Rubh' an Dùnain Society, a small not-for-profit organisation constituted in May 2006 by descendants of Iain 'Dubh' MacAskill, tacksman at Rubh' an Dùnain in 1683. Family relatives later went on to found the Talisker Distillery on Skye.

Our objective was, and remains, to maintain a sense of identity and kinship and to foster awareness, understanding and on-going research into Rubh' an Dùnain itself.

READ HERE about our vision for the repopulation of the landscape through a dynamic new online community – Friends of Rubh' an Dùnain and give us YOUR COMMENTS.

Better still, why not JOIN US and help deliver this vision.

Today the Society is playing a facilitating role in the move to create the Rubh' an Dùnain of the future. It is entirely self-supporting and receives no grants or external financial assistance. It levies no membership charge. Support of any kind is always welcome. Our office bearers are:

Mike Cowie, 123 Glasgow Road, Perth PH2 0LU
Tel: +44 (0)1738 622039

Alasdair MacAskill, "Borla", Drynoch, by Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8SX
Tel: +44 (0)1478 640213

It is with great sadness that we record the death of our long-standing secretary, Tom Steele, after an illness, fought with immense bravery. Tom was a man of passions – for his work as a pioneering radio journalist and presenter; for travel, particularly to the north-west highlands of Scotland to which he was wedded; and especially for his wife, Fiona, children and grand-children.
A larger-than-life personality, Tom will be greatly missed by all who knew him – and unquestionably by all members and friends of this Society whose creation and development were, to a great extent, the result of his foresight and consistent dedication.

Acting Secretary & Website Editor
Gordon Mack, LongLine Media, Perth, PH1 1BS, UK

Useful links

A full list of further reading and reference material including links to external sites about Rubh' an Dùnain, is contained within our Document Library.