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Story entitled 'Sgrios nam Piocach', 13 January 1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/7

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Sgrios nam Piocach' [The Destruction of the Picts] collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait [Smeircleit/Smerclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] which tells how King Kenneth [Kenneth mac Alpin] waged war on the Picts and killed them all. Carmichael notes 'Chual Aonas Mac Aonais so bho aithait - nis na fhior shean dhuine.' [Angus heard this from his father who is now a very old man.]


  • Creation: 13 January 1865

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 86 folios ; 20.3 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 12r, line 13 to folio 13v, line 24

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW112/17 - another copy of the same story.

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.

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