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Story about Donl Gorm Mor Shleibhte and accompanying note, 23 March 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/8

Scope and Contents

Story probably told by John Pearson or MacPherson, cottar, Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, concerning the supernatural visitation of Donl Gorm Mor Shleibhte [Sir Donald Gorm Mòr MacDonald of Sleat], who had apparently died on campaign, to his son Donald Gorm Og, uttering a threatening rhyme. The ghost's foster-brother told the son to turn every chair to the wall and light the fir candles. The story is interrupted by a note which reads 'The moil [shingle] on the west coast was raised 60 years ago in one night', which possibly relates to Barraigh/Isle of Barra.


  • 23 March 1871

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From the Series: 1 volume ; 17 x 20.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 21v, line 5 to folio 21v, line 23

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Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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