Rankin (Fort William | Inverness-shire)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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
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'.