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

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.


  • Creation: c1865

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 183 folios ; 20 x 23.8cm

Physical Location


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.


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

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