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Custom for 'La-Fheil-Bride', c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/29

Scope and Contents

Custom for 'La-Fheil-Bride' [La Feille Bhride, St Bridget's Day] in which a person was sent to the strand to bring home a partan [crab] which was then placed in the middle of the house. If the crab went towards the upper end of the house, the family would remain in the house but if it went towards the door, it indicated that they would have to leave.


  • Creation: c1870

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 39 folios ; 26.3 x 22.1 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 31v, line 11 to folio 32r, line 4

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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