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
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 and...
Dates: 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents 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].
Scope and Contents 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
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