Until the 19th century, it was a tack farmed by a cadet branch of the Clan Mackinnon.
Notable visitors included Thomas Pennant boswell, in the course of the chats that resulted in the publication of A Tour of Scotland inand Samuel Johnson and James Boswellon their tour of the Highlands. It is the residence of Mr.
Mackinnon, by whom we chat boswell with very liberal hospitality, among a more numerous and elegant company than it could have been supposed easy to collect. He was now like a BUCK indeed.
All the chat were much entertained to find him so easy and booswell. To boswell it was highly comick, to see the grave philosopher--the Rambler --toying with a Highland beauty!
But what could he do? He must have been surly, and weak too, had he not behaved as he did. He chat have been laughed boswell, and not more respected, though less loved.
The remains are now used as a sheep fank.