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Story about how Loch Awe was created and accompanying song, 1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/15

Scope and Contents

Story about how Loch Awe was created probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra GhĂ idheal/Argyllshire. The story tells how [Bera] went away on a visit and having 'stayed too long' discovered on her return that 'the lid of the well was off + Loch Awe the result'. She then sang a song beginning 'A sniomh mo chuigeil'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • 1892

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 35 folios ; 20.2 x 14.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 190r, line 8 to folio 190v, line 3

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW126f/61 folio 201v and Coll-97/CW126f/62 folio 201v. These items contain other versions of the song and the accompanying story.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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