MacLean, Kenneth, c1843-1900 (general merchant | Lochmaddy | North Uist)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Poem entitled 'Aoir Nan Rodan' and accompanying story collected from Mr Kenneth MacLean, merchant, Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath] beginning 'Aonais nan robh oirnne fregair'. The story tells how John MacLean [Iain mac Eachain], innkeeper, Lochmaddy sent for Donll Mac Eoin [Donald MacLean], Carnaish [Cairinis/Carinish] and another bard Aonas [Angus] to get rid of his rats 'which were like to destroy every thing'. The bards requested a drink first ['giarachadh teanga'] but were...
Dates: 14 September 1885
Scope and Contents Story about a great northern diver collected from Kenneth MacLean, merchant, Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] describing the one occasion on which he saw a great northern diver on the wing at Fladda, Lochmaddy [Flodaigh/Flodday] 'The wings went rapidly and the bird seemed to exert himself greatly'. That the bird might have been a black throated diver and not a great northern diver is put forward. Carmichael notes that he and his children saw a great northern diver...