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Note entitled 'Farm Constable', 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/196

Scope and Contents

Note entitled 'Farm Constable' detailing the manner in which a man is elected to the position and the responsibilities he holds including that he is elected by the village and 'gives his word of honour that he will be true and honest to the commun[i]t[y]'; he facilitates in disputes over common grazing or common roads; on wet days he orders the herd to take the cattle from the field to the machair; he intervenes in matters relating to land levies and that he was paid in hay and piece of land on the machair. The note contains a four-line verse which has been scored out, beginning 'Athair a Mhic a Sp[ioraid] [Naomh], Bidh an Triein leinn a la[tha] s a dh'oich[e]'.


  • Creation: 1883

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 54r, line 3 to folio 56r, line 19


Carmichael, Alexander, Grazing and Agrestic Customs of the Outer Hebrides (Edinburgh, 1884)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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