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Story about MacLeod of Lewis, c1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/12

Scope and Contents

Story about MacLeod of Lewis probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. MacLeod of Lewis was a very bad man, who divorced his wife and was related to Am Britheamh Leothasach [Leòdhasach]. The king had sent word to MacLeod of Lewis but MacLeod ignored him and so the king gave the Isle of Lewis to people from Fife. The Fifers began to build Stioirnebha [Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway] but Am Britheamh Leòdhasach had them and their helpers killed.An Taoitear Saileach [An Taoitear t-Sàileach/The Kintail Tutor] bought Lewis from the Fifers for MacKenzie but Iain Garbh Mac Ille Chaluim [John MacLeod of Raasay] was going to give the MacKenzies Lewis when he drowned. The story also contains a saying about Stornoway Castle inserted by Carmichael.


  • Creation: c1862

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From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm