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Calum, fl1860 (Calum Gobha | Isle of Barra)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Notes on punishment pillar at Borve, 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/8
Scope and Contents Note about a pillar at Borve [Borgh, Barraigh/Barra] to which people were tied as a form of punishment possibly collected from a Calum Gobha.
Dates: 1869

Story about Calum Gobha and the storm, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/145
Scope and Contents Story about Calum Gobha who was on Bernary [Berneray/Bearnaraigh nera Barra/Barraigh] during the storm of 3 October 1860. The storm was so fierce that the people were very afraid and sent Calum to get the holy water for prayers. Calum found a bottle of whisky next to the holy water, he took a swig of the whisky and then went out and sprinkled it on the people and cattle, he repeated this and the storm abated. In the morning bean Dhonuil Iain (Macintire) [Mrs Donald John MacIntyre] wanted to...
Dates: September 1872