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

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/102

Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note and story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about the name Craidsag, stating that it is a name for a bad joiner or 'timber-spoiler' from the word cnag meaning a short cutting of timber. He adds that 'A man in North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] is known as Craidsag and a joiner of the most primitive style.'


  • Creation: 18 May 1895

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 109r, line 11 to folio 109r, line 17

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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