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Did you know that in 1577 the entire population of Eigg, bar one family, was massacred? Macleods and MacDonalds engaged in a long vendetta throughout the medieval era. Macleods from Skye raided Eigg, held by Clan Donald, in 1577 and after much searching eventually found the secret cave with a tiny entrance where the locals were hiding. The Macleods made a smoky fire and asphyxiated 395 of their enemies. Not an event commemorated on shortbread tins.

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