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Notes about the land around islands off Harris, 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/41

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Notes about the land around islands off Harris including that tree roots are visible at low tide in the strand between Killgrey Isle [Ceileagraidh/Killegray] opposite Caolas Sgairidh; that Berneray [Beàrnaraigh] and Pabbay [Pabaigh] were about two and a half miles apart and that the sea was about five to eight fathoms deep on either side and that 'older women would throw the slacan nitheadan [mallets for washing clothes] across fr[om] one to the other'. It also notes that 'Ile nan Uan [Eilean nan Uan] near Boreray [Boraraigh] disap[peared]'.


  • Creation: 1873

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 92 folios ; 20.1 x 16.4 cm