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Charm for counteracting the stealing of milk profit, 3 January 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/10

Scope and Contents

Charm probably collected in Gramasdail/Gramsdale, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula for counteracting the stealing of milk profit in which pins are stuck in the bubbles of boiling milk, which has had its profit stolen, and a handful of thatch is placed on the lintel of the door. This was thought to restore the profit to the milk.


  • Creation: 3 January 1872

Language of Materials


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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 72 folios ; 12.7 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 10r, line 15 to folio 10r, line 21


Bruford, Alan, 'Scottish Gaelic Witch Stories: A Provisional Type-List', Scottish Studies, vol. 11 (1967), pp. 13-47

Repository Details

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