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Custom and story relating to 'Càthadh an Fhras Lìn', c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/32

Scope and Contents

Custom and story relating to 'Càthadh an Fhras Lìn', the custom being that the lint seed was winnowed at dusk. The story tells of a servant girl in Draoineach, Skye [An Droighneach/Drynoch, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] doing this but when asked by the lady of the house whom she saw, the girl replied 'that she had no luck that she only saw her master'. Within a year, the lady of the house had died and the servant girl married her master.


  • Creation: c1870

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 39 folios ; 26.3 x 22.1 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 32v, line 19 to folio 33r, line 4

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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