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Story about a lamb dropped by an eagle, 1869 to 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/34

Scope and Contents

Story about the great grandfather of Don[ui]l Bhoradhai [Donald Bhorogaigh] who saw an eagle flying overhead carrying a lamb and using a horse-halter caused the eagle to drop the lamb. The lamb went on to be the progenitor of a flock of sheep. A note written diagonally across it states the eagle was 'Probably making for Eaval Borodhay [Bhorogaigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] being on the line between Heisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker] and Eaval' [Eabhal, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Text has been scored through with a note reading 'Transcribed into No I p 181, Creagory [Creag Ghoraidh/Creagorry, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] 7 October 1875'.


  • Creation: 1869 to 1875

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Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 68 folios ; 20.5 x 16.5 cm