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Two stories relating to the rocks and seaweed on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 8 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/33

Scope and Contents

Two stories relating to the rocks and seaweed on Tarasaigh/Taransay, the first states that 'Clach-ultach at Mol-mircein [is] a long & per[pendicular] round granite pillar ...of old persons used to lift it' and describes how a young, strong lad from Caolas Scalpay [Caolas Scalpaigh/Kyles Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] tried to lift it but let it fall and it broke. Noting that 'mircein' is 'a seaweed of the tangle kind', the second story tells how Capt[ain] [Kenneth] Campbell would walk from Paible to Aoi [Paibeil and Uidh] without putting his foot on grass and on the return journey would not put his foot on rock 'So full of flag rocks is Taransay.'

Dates

  • 8 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm