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Story about sea-cattle and accompanying custom, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/155

Scope and Contents

Story telling how a woman in Crocantorran [Cnoc an Torrain/Knockintorran, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] who had a little child saw cattle eating seaweed on a snowy day. She thought they were eating it because of the snow and so she followed them and got a fright when she saw them go into the sea to the extent that she was ill for a month. It was said that if a handful of earth is thrown on sea cattle they 'cant forsake the land'.


  • 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

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 60v, line 14 to folio 60v, line 22

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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