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Highland Clearances

Subject Source: Other

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological notes on Kildonan and accompanying notes on Flora MacDonald and her husband, 24 May 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/82
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The various sites relating to St Donain are described as Eilean Donain or Isle Donain, which is where the saint's house was, the house being '50 x 26 feet with several surrounding ruins' and the island itself being 70 yards long by 50 yards wide. Cladh Donain [Cille Dhonnain] is described as a peninsula separated from Eilean Donain by another island, the relative distances being noted, and containing a ruined chapel...
Dates: 24 May 1870

Note entitled 'Evictions', 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/321
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Note entitled 'Eviction' describing the eviction of twenty-six tenants from Greinetote, North Uist [Greinetobht/Grenitote, Uibhist a Tuath] by Officer MacLean of Oirisey [Orasaigh/Orosay, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] all of whom went to Cape Breton [Canada].

Dates: 1887

Sheep and the Clearances in the Scottish Highlands : a biologist's view, 1968

Identifier: Coll-1362/1/284
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Located in A.B.R.O. Reprints 1967 - 1968. Volume 5 of 19.

Dates: 1968

Song entitled 'Oran an Fhuadaich', 8 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/25
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Song entitled 'Oran an Fhuadaich' collected from Mor nic Cuinn ni Choin[nich] ic Neill ic nNeill ic Cuinn Oirisy [Marion MacQueen, Tarasaigh/Taransay] beginning 'Ochadan a lagaich m eubha, S fheudar steid eir bheagan feuma'. The song is composed of seventeen lines.

Dates: 8 July 1870

Story entitled 'Cat Taobh', 5 December 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/272
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cat Taobh' [Cataibh or Sutherland] collected from Angus MacPhail, Breascleit, Carlobhagh, Lews [Breasclate, Carlabhagh/Carloway, Eilean Leòdhais/Lewis] at Dr Morrison's house, Grassmarket, Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] in which a sailor lands on foreign soil and meets a king who is guarded on either side by soldiers who have their swords drawn to kill rats. The sailor says that his cat will keep rats and mice away and so he brings one ashore and on seeing that he was telling the...
Dates: 5 December 1884