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Scottish Gaelic: Càirinis

Free Church at Cairinis
Carinish is located in Outer Hebrides
 Carinish shown within the Outer Hebrides
Language Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference
Civil parish North Uist
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Lieutenancy area Western Isles
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HS6
Dialling code 01876
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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Carinish (Scottish Gaelic: Càirinis), is a hamlet on North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. It is in the south of the island, about 2 miles (3.2 km) from the causeway to Benbecula. The hamlet is known for the Carinish Stone Circle and the Trinity Temple. Carinish is within the parish of North Uist,[1] and is situated on the A865.[2]


  • History 1
    • Carinish Stone Circle 1.1
    • Trinity Temple 1.2
    • Battle of Carinish 1.3
  • Carinish Inn 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Carinish Stone Circle

Carinish Stone Circle is not in good condition - it has the A865 main road running almost through the middle of it.[3] About 50 metres to the north, a Neolithic settlement was found.

Trinity Temple

Trinity Temple or Teampall na Trionad is the ruins of a 13th-century church. It was thought to have been founded by Beathag, the daughter of the warrior Somerled.[4] After probably being enlarged in the late 14th century by Amy MacRuari, divorcee of John, Lord of the Isles,[4] it was again enlarged in the 16th century, and restored in the 19th century, after it was destroyed during the Reformation. Admission is free and it is open at all times.

Battle of Carinish

The Battle of Carinish took place in 1601.[5]

Carinish Inn

Carinish contains the modern Carinish Inn, once a landmark hotel in North Uist, which in 2008 was sold to the Free Church of Scotland to be transformed into a church.[6]



  1. ^ "Details of Carinish". Scottish Places. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "A865/North Uist". Sabre. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "North Uist, Carinish".  
  4. ^ a b "North Uist, Carinish, Teampull Na Trionaid".  
  5. ^ "North Uist, Carinish, Feith Na Fala".  
  6. ^ "19 November 2008: Carinish Inn, North Uist, Western Isles".  

External links

  • Undiscovered Scotland - Carinish
  • Canmore - North Uist, Carinish site record
  • Canmore - North Uist, Carinish, Caravat Barp site record
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