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Story entitled 'Great fight', March 1874

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/74

Scope and Contents

Story collected from John Morrison, ground officer, Lingreabhagh/Lingerbay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, entitled 'Great fight', telling of the fight in Caolas na Hearadh/Sound of Harris] between Campbeltown [Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre] and Leith herring boats during the herring fishing of Charles II's reign, in which many men were killed from all over Britian and buried in Neartey, Sarstay, Cheesbay, Huarsay, Ortersay, Heamatry and Ta'ay [Nàrstaigh, Sàrstaigh, Bàgh a' Chàise, Suarsaigh, Bhòtarsaigh, Hermetray and Taghaigh all Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], some were buried under cover of night. The Campbeltown fleet won the fight but after this there was no herring. The story also states that Pabbay [Pabaigh] was exchanged for herring.

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