Skip to main content

Story entitled 'Alastair Arranach agus Alastair Auinn', 5 August 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/107

Scope and Contents

Story entitled 'Alastair Arranach agus Alastair Auinn' which tells how Uistean Mor Mag Onail and MacLeod were travelling together and they met a woman in Arran with whom they both slept. She had twins but did not know who was the father of them so it was decided that the first son had been fathered by Uistean Mor who had slept with her first and the second by MacLeod. They boys were raised separately but the first time they met was when one was trying to push a boat into the water and the other was trying to push it back to land and 'they pressed & squashed until their backs met'. One demanded of the other who he was that he should 'obstruct his father's son' and thus discovered that they were brothers.


  • Creation: 5 August 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 34r, line 7 to folio 34v, line 8

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379