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Story about Lews men being chased off Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/65

Scope and Contents

Story collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay telling how a boatful of men from Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis came ashore at Ru chinige [Rubha Hinnigeodha] on the west of Taransay and travelled across the island. 'The natives took a caber off tai[gh] sheac cial & met the Lews men & drove them to Sgeir Bhualta' [Sgeir a' Bhuallt], they only allowed two men to escape and they did so by swimming to Sgeir Cè and Sgeir Eowin [Sgeir Eoin] 'One of these had an arrow in his buttock and an[other] in his bonndu[bh] great their terror that they halted not' and they only attempted to remove each others arrows when they 'rea[ched] Siamain am[on]g the mount[ain]s'.


  • Creation: 10 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm