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Remedy for tinneas tuiteamas [epilepsy] and accompanying story, 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/336

Scope and Contents

Remedy for tinneas tuiteamas or epilepsy in which a cockerel is buried alive with its feet tied together and three sixpences and a cairn built over the top. Says that girls from 2, Glen Street, Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] say that they saw this done in Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ròs is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], and that a hole was dug but nettles grew there every year despite tilling the ground.


  • Creation: 1887

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 98r, line 8 to folio 98v, line 4

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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