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

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/103

Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note and story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about the name Fideadh that is it used for a 'bad cooper'. MacRury says he remembers a Benbecula man who was given the name Fideadh for that very reason and adds that some say that the surname Fiddes comes from Fideadh. He also states 'In olden times country cooper[s] were numerous but a good tradesman was known as Cuipear - Cooper.'


  • 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 18 to folio 109v, line 8

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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