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Story entitled 'Loch Utramal', March 1874

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/73

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Loch Utramal' [Loch Udromuil Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] collected from John Morrison, ground officer, describing it as a large lake near Airdsleave [Àird Shlèibhe] where his father told him that during hard frost thick ice on the loch was broken right through and a pathway made from shore to island noting that it 'must have been made by animal 40 y[ea]rs ago'. The story also tells how a woman saw a strange looking animal moving among her cattle one morning, the animal was seen by others too and is described as '[with] grey long hair longer than a cow's ab[ou]t [the] size of a foal or 1 y[ea]r colt. Round hoof like a horse with a spin down into ground behind hoof.' Any time the animal has been seen, it has been around Loch Udromuil, which is the largest lake in Harris except for Loch Langabhat.

Dates

  • March 1874

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 93 folios ; 20.5 x 13.2 cm