Aignish / Eye cemeteries


These two graveyards are located on either side of a short track leading from the A866 road (Stornoway to Brocair) to the beach, on the eastern side of the Braighe. A large roadsign points to Eaglais na h-Aoidhe [Eye Church]. It is situated at the point where the road enters the Point or Eye peninsula at Aignish. You can park across the main road, where a blue recycling bank sits, or (if there are no other vehicles) near the access track. Please take care crossing the busy road, where vehicles tend to approach at high speed.

The Aignish cemetery is situated to the right of the track. Please close any gates behind you. It lies around an ancient church, now a ruin, and some of the graves are in poor condition. Care is needed when walking around - please do not enter the church ruin as it is structurally unsafe. At time of last visit in February 2010, the cemetery had become seriously overgrown, in contrast to the picture below, which dates back to September 2006.

Grid reference: NB484322
Coordinates:
58°12'23.64"N 6°17'03.36"W (Aignish)

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