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Story about the Banna, 1904

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/53

Scope and Contents

Story about the Banna, a beautiful creature which was like a woman from the waist up and a salmon from the waist down/ She sat 'on a boulder at the junction of the Carron with the Banna' [Abhainn Charrain/River Carron, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty and Drochaid a' Bhanna/Bonar Bridge, Cataibh/Sutherland] with a 'comb of silver combing her golder hair and a mirror of crystal to reflect her face'. The story tells how she was 'wont to take children with her to her grianan but the 'noise of the steam launches on her river and the shriek of the train in her neighbourhood have frightened her away'.


  • Creation: 1904

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 20 folios ; 21 x 17 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 14v, line 1 to folio 14v, line 21

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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