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Custom regarding the use of sheep bones, 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/262

Scope and Contents

Custom regarding the use of sheep bones stating that they must not be burnt on the fire and that 'Old men in Uist [Uibhist] highly disapprove of this'. Seileann (sheep lice) must not be put in the fire either or 'sealbh chaorach [flock of sheep] w[ou]ld not attend you'.


  • Creation: 1884

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 75v, line 20 to folio 76r, line 15

Related Materials

Glasgow University Library GB248 MS Gen 1090/28 item 13 (Father Allan)


Carmichael, Alexander, Carmina Gadelica, vol i (Edinburgh, 1900) p. 289.
Forbes, Alexander Robert, Gaelic Names of Beasts (Mammalia), Birds, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, etc. (Edinburgh, 1905, p. 215.
Goodrich-Freer, Ada, 'More folklore from the Hebrides', Folklore, 13, (1902), p. 35.

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