Grid Reference: NC463419

Year Reference Detail Source
1879 Birth Janet Armstrong Grant b Allnabad, Parish of Durness to William Grant, Shepherd and Mary Grant, ms Armstrong GROS 48/12
1881 Census John Mackay, Shepherd, 30, b Tongue
Johan Mackay, wife, 26, b Tongue
William Mackay, son, 4, b Tongue
Annie Mackay, dau, 2, b Durness
GROS 48/6/14
1891 Census (ALTNABAD) Unoccupied GROS 48/6 (after schedule 14)
1901 Census Unoccupied  GROS 48/6 (after schedule 11)

The above references only cover use of the name Allnabad during the late nineteenth century.     It seems likely that it was populated before then, possibly using the name Druim-na-Druinn (named after the local stream) which appears on maps of the time although I haven't traced any such references.    In addition to the land on which the contemporary shepherd's house stands, there is a further area surrounding the stream which appears to have been cleared, terraced and occupied at some other time, presumably earlier.    The following pictures show this site and its relationship to the house.

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