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Story about the Baron of Bachuil, the Macleans of Duart and and the body of Campbell of Airds/Stewart of Appin, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/39

Scope and Contents

Story about the recovery of the body of Campbell of Airds by the Baron of Bachuil. In the text Carmichael has queried Campbell of Airds as properly being Stewart of Appin. The story tells how Campbell or Stewart was hanged by the Macleans of Duart over the wall of Duart Castle [Caisteal Dhubhairt, Muile/Isle of Mull, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The Baron of Bachuil went to retrieve the body with his two daughters, putting holes in all of Macleans' boats so that they could not pursue them. The Macleans nearly caught up with the Baron near Mousdale [Eilean Musdile] but swerved and got stuck in the narrows. The Baron got ashore at Port Chailleach and buried Campbell/Stewart there and later reburied him at the east end of the church at Clachan under a sculptured stone [St Moluag's Cathedral, Lios Mòr/Lismore]. When the church was refloored a descendant suggested that the stone not be thrown out beut sunk 'which was done to the level of the flags.'


  • Creation: September 1870

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm