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Mary, fl1895 (Nighean Ruadh Dhustaidh | Cairinis | North Uist)


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Vocabulary note and story about the name Dustaidh, 18 May 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/104
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note and story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about the name Dustaidh, stating that it is the modern term for a bad kelper. 'A man that did not burn the sea weed well and in the usual manner, was known to have a great deal of duast dust, which would require to be reburnt with some well seasoned seaweed very carefully.' A man in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist became known as dustaidh following a season kelp-making on Rona [RĂ²naigh/Ronay] 'the ground...
Dates: 18 May 1895