Campbell (of Argyll)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about Alasdair Mac Colla probably collected in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how he was staying in a Campbell lodging one night although his landlord did not know who he was. A young Campbell reluctantly sits with MacColla and on finding out that MacColla is a MacDonald states that the Campbells are in debt to the MacDonalds. On asking why, Campbell states that they owe the MacDonalds the canvas they used to hang them with. MacDonald’s response is that the debt has already been paid...
Dates: October 1870
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the Duke of Argyll and hospitality he had received from two MacColl brothers. One was unwelcoming while the other was hospitable and killed a cow [for eating]. To this one the duke gave the titles to Corra Bheinn and Glasdruim [Glasdrum, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], one for mutton and the other for grazing. At Airds his dogs were not well cared for and fled during the night and he remarked...