The other buildings on the Isle of Tiree, off the west coast of Scotland, are ‘blackhouse’ or ‘whitehouse’ cottages, these can be found on most of the Scottish islands. They do differ slightly on each island, but basically are the same. On Tiree, two thick walls are filled in between with sand, which is different to other islands. There are a dozen thatched cottages left on the island, as well as many that have been restored, but without their thatch, there will be a separate post on those. I did find some that were for sale which are in need of restoration, but with some remnants of thatch, so have added them to this post. The ‘blackhouse’ were to house men and beast, with no opening for the fire, therefore the name blackhouse. Later the animals moved and chimneys were installed, hence the name whitehouse. These photos were taken in May 2016.