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Story entitled 'Sgrios Nam Piocach' and accompanying note, c1865

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/16

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Sgrios Nam Piocach' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait Uist D [Smeircleit/Smerclate, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected on 13 January 1865, which tells how King Kenneth [Kenneth mac Alpin] waged war on the Picts and killed them all. The accompanying note states that Angus heard the story from his father, who was an old man full of old stories.

Dates

  • c1865

Language of Materials

English 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 84v, line 1 to folio 85v, line 23

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW113/7 - another copy of the same item.

See Coll-97/CW448 for an English translation of 'Sgrios nam Piocach' and a draft letter about the story.

Bibliography

MacGilleMhicheil, Alasdair G., ‘Sgrios nam Piocach', An Gaidheal vol. I, no. 10 (December, 1872) pp. 266-267.
Giraldus Cambrensis (ed. John Sherren Brewer), De Instructione Principum (London, 1846), p. 189.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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