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Customs relating to cattle herding, 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/69

Scope and Contents

Customs written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula relating to cattle herding, describing how when herding cattle to or from the house a number of cattle were allowed to follow behind the herder to avoid the evil eye. Also, if someone praised the cattle, the herder had to praise the cattle even higher. Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1895

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 35r, line 6 to folio 35v, line 13

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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