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Story of how Caisteal Stornaway was taken from the MacLeods by the MacKenzies, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/151

Scope and Contents

Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Caisteal Stornaway [Caisteal Steòrnabhaigh/Stornoway Castle, Eilean Leòdhais] was taken from the MacLeods by the MacKenzies. MacLeods people were locked in the castle and so MacKenzie took many people and tied them to a sgeir nearby so that when the tide rose MacLeod had to come out to rescue them and MacKenzie got into the castle.


  • Creation: 20 January 1871

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm