Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Copy of a manuscript about the family of Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] and accompanying note, 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] originally written by James MacDonald at Kalin [Ceallan/Kallin, Griomsaigh/Grimsay] June 1837. The text describes Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais's prowess as a warrior from an early age including his involvement in the Battle of Cuilen in Skye [An Cuilthionn/Cuillin, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he killed the MacLeod of Gesto. There is also a detailed account of a raid by MacLeods of Harris on...
Dates: 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Piping song beginning 'Cha till cha till Mac Criuimein, ga do thig shith (sith)'. The song was probably collected on the Isle of Barra [Barraigh].
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Story about the MacCrimmons, MacLeods, Campbells and the rental of Boirrireig [Boraraig/Borreraig/Boreraig, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] telling how the MacCrimmons had Boraraig for free as pipers to the MacLeods but now the rental is one or two hundred pounds. Glaisvein [A' Ghlas Pheighinn/Glasphein] was used by the Campbells for keeping hawks, which lead to this 'tribe' of Campbells being called 'Na Seocairean'. A John Nicolson told the informant that 'Na Seocairean' were 'teolach...
Dates: June 1887