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Two stories about cows concealing their calves, 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/45

Scope and Contents

Two stories about cows concealing their calves collected from Niall Mac Iain Bhain [Neil MacNeil] Bruarnish, Barra [Bruairnis/Bruernish, Barraigh]. The first story involves Neil and the second involves 'Ruaraidh Ban' or 'Ruaraidh Lachlain', when he was herding at Vaslan, Eoligarry [Vaslain, E├▓laigearraidh]. The stories tell of how cleverly cows managed to hide their calves and the manner in which the herds managed to find them. The stories include some Gaelic vocabulary relating to land and animals.


  • Creation: 1885

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 41 folios ; 18 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 27v, line 11 to folio 28v, line 16

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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