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Note about biers, 27 September 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/159

Scope and Contents

Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, that biers 'carbads' were also broken at Port na Crois [Portnacroish, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] to prevent witches using them in carrying away bodies. The broken carbad is thrown in the stream.


  • 27 September 1883

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 44r, line 9 to folio 44r, line 13

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW120/95 and Coll-97/CW120/101

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