|Courtesy of:||Roddie Macpherson|
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Diabaig Burial Ground
This is an unofficial 'private' burial ground, beautifully sited above a burn, just behind Lower Diabaig, Loch Torridon.
Diabaig is just within Applecross Parish. However, the area historically looked to Gairloch, and lay within the bounds of the lands of the Mackenzies of Gairloch.
The story is that most burials were conducted in Gairloch, the bodies being conveyed by sea. When storms prevented this, and despite offers of help to carry the coffin to Gairoch, a crofter determined to bury his relative on his own land.
There are four headstones. They appear to be of related persons (McKenzies).
Picture Added on 17 May 2009.