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Rankin (Fort William | Inverness-shire)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Note about a cave 'Ua[mh] nan cathag nam casa dearg', August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/104
Scope and Contents

Note about a cave 'Ua nan cathag nam cas dearg' [Uamh na Cathaig, Lios Mòr/Lismore] said to contain stalagmites and stalactites. Close to it, at Salen [An Sàilean], is a well, which is covered at half-flood and on which 'lianaiach' [sea-ware] grows. The note states that the last of the bird 'cathag nan casa dearg' [chough] was killed by a Rankin in Fort William [An Gearasdan, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. An illustration, possibly of a feather, is included.

Dates: August 1883

Story about a dispute over a march at Meall a Bhogaire, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/167
Scope and Contents

Story probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about a dispute over a march at Meall a Bhogaire between the Stewarts and Glencoe, in which a MacFhraing [Rankin] is shot by a Stewart through a cleft in the rock and the Glencoe men fled and never came back. The rock is known as 'Clach Mhic Fhraing'.

Dates: 1883

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Caves 1
Clach Mhic Fhraing Argyllshire Scotland 1
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