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Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 7 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/2

Scope and Contents

Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made on a journey with Rev Donald MacKintosh, priest, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Mr Archie MacRae, Huisinis, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, observing a small old building on 'Tar'cul (cal?) Taigh Mhic Loaig [deleted]' noting that the place-name elements Lusk and Lisk are common in Scotland and in Denmark and how Mr Don[ald] MacRae remembers that when he was ten years old his ploughman found gold buttons at Losgaintir. The buttons had belonged to a woman connected to a daughter of 'MacLeod of Loscintir Alastair mac Uiliam mac ic Shir Tormaid. She had been a nurse [i]n the Roy[al] family' [the unclear handwriting makes it difficult to establish what the connection was]. Also note is that Sir Nor[man], a member of the Bear[nara]y [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] family killed a trooper at Culloden.


  • Creation: 7 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm