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Story about Trai Chaibaval and accompanying vocabulary notes, November 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/32

Scope and Contents

Story about Trai Chaibaval [Tràigh Chaibaval, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] noting its location and previous name of Trai Chliamainn [Tràigh Chliamainn] and how people tried to stop the sea with brigs, stacks and bundles of heather but a gale came and drove everything up to the Northton glumag [pool] [Taobh Tuath]. The accompanying vocabulary notes include 'Cira = Caora ("Cira fo shneac" Manx song), 'Brig = Stack build up of peats of dyke' and 'Sgrioba -Phe'ire (Pe'ar) lightning just above Sgriob Bhan (Biorghlin = biorlin Thunderbolt)'.


  • Creation: 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 7v, line 21 to folio 8r, line 10

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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