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Story about the 'Taoitear Saileach', c1862

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/13

Scope and Contents

Story about the 'Taoitear Saileach' [Taoitear t-Sàileach or Kintail Tutor] probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. The story begins by saying that An Taoitear t-Sàileach was a very bad man and quoting part of a saying in which he is described as one of the tree worst things about Scotland, the others being May frost and July fog. A widow told An Taoitear Sàileach that he could take away her cows but he could not take away her [sleep?] or traigh bhan Bharasdail [tràigh bhàn Bharasdail or the white beach of Barrisdale] to which his response was to take his horse and plough up the beach and shellfish were never found there again.

Dates

  • c1862

Language of Materials

Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 82v, line 15 to folio 83r, line 2

Bibliography

MacDonald, Donald, A' Bhanarach is An Taoitear t-Saileach: http://digital.nls.uk/8/78458810.xml

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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