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Story about the sighting of a large serpent, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/90

Scope and Contents

Story collected on Ìle/Islay about the sighting of a large serpent by a Duncan Macarthur while crossing Caol rithin [possibly Caol Reatha/Kylerhea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The serpent is described as having a head 'as large as any bull dogs' and being eight feet long and of 'terrible app[earance]'. It is noted that the sighting was thirty years ago (c1855).


  • Creation: June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 20r, line 19 to folio 20v, line 6

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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