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Notes and vocabulary notes about sheep in the St Kilda archipelago, June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/173

Scope and Contents

Notes about sheep and wool in the St Kilda archipelago that the sheep are not fleeced but pulled, that the wool on 'sheep in Bor[eraigh]' [Borerary] is one and a half [inches] long and that there is a 'well in top of Lei - no grass' [Stac Lee]. The vocabulary notes read '"Ruagadh" = catching sheep'; 'Giaraiste = ab[ou]t 9 fath[oms] of rope which S[aint] K[ildans] carry like a non-com[mi]s[sioned] off[ice]rs shash [sash]' and 'Rusgadh = Signalling'.

Dates

  • June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 35v, line 7 to folio 35v, line 19

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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