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Story and notes on MacLachlan of Fiart, September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/66

Scope and Contents

Story and notes on MacLachlan of Fiart, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The story tells how he lived at Achadhun [Achadun] describing how he took down the foundation stones there, at Creag nan Eun and at tai biorlin Mhic Lachlain [taigh bìrlinn or galley-house]. It describes how Sraid MhicLachlain [Sràid MhicLachlain], was a 'street' of trees which touched at the tops and was fifty yards long. The MacLachlan family held Fiart for 'trì linnean' before selling it to MacAonais Dhunstainis [MacInnes of Dhùn Stafhinis/Dunstaffnage] who then sold it on to [David Campbell of] Combie. The story continues with the tale of an encounter MacLachlan had with a witch who while pointing to a stone pillar said, ' Run mo chridhe ort Mhic L[achlain], Run do chridhe eir a chloich ghlas.' The pillar split in two and part of it was 'made stair Chill a mhoir of it where it still is. This was the first stair in this part of the Highlands.' MacLachlan is said to have given the woman two shillings and sixpence.


  • 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

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 18v, line 16 to folio 19v, line 2


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica (Edinburgh, 1900), Vol II, pp. 142-143.

Repository Details

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