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Custom on La Fheill Brìde [St Bride's Day], 20 November 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/12

Scope and Contents

Custom on La Fheill Brìde [St Bride's Day] that people went to the beach and brought back a crab [partan] which was placed in the middle of the floor. If the crab 'went to uac[hd]ar an tai[gh]' [the top of the house] 'the man re[mained] on the lar am bliana, if he went to the door he left'. Carmichael notes that hte custom is 'Not now done.'


  • 20 November 1873

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 4r, line 22 to folio 4v, line 2

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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