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Isle of Barra Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 280 Collections and/or Records:

Note about shellfish and vocabulary note for gath [mast or oar], 21 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/16
Scope and Contents

Note collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra telling how a very small form of cockle [strubain] could be found on Loch Lì on Beinn mhor [Beinn Mhòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]: 'very small but alive as if only embryos'. MacPhee states that the Dall Mòr told him that there was an unnamed plant which grew by Loch Lì, which if even the best-shod horse trod on it, it's horseshoe would fall off. The vocabulary note is for gath, a mast or oar.

Dates: 21 May 1869

Note about St Clair Castle, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/144
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Note about St Clair Castle [Dùn Mhic Leòid, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] describing its position as about being a hundred yards from shore, and built on an artificial isle. He describes the stone used for building it, the door and that there are three sides to it.

Dates: September 1872

Note about stones thrown to and from Isle of Barra, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/150
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Note about stones thrown to and from Isle of Barra [Barraigh] which reads 'The mark fr[om] which stone Clach mhor nan Gleannan. Another thrown fr[om] Barra to Kilbrid[e]'.

Dates: September 1872

Note about stones which create echoes, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/50
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Note about stones which create echoes which reads 'Two rocks in San[dray] [Sanndraigh] which ans[wer] to each other E[ast] S[outh] E[ast] end. Ciste na Clithe in Bar[ra] [Ciste na Cli'eann, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] Vaslan [Vaslain] (Fala = creag) An echo here.'

Dates: 1867

Note about the bird 'An t-Ian Bùchain' [pin-tail duck], 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/3
Scope and Contents Note about the bird 'An t-Ian Bùchain' [pin-tail duck]. Carmichael describes how the bird is plentiful on Harris [Na Hearadh] and Barra [Barraigh] and that as with other birds, tunes have been written to mimic its call. He describes its migration pattern and habits when in the Western Isles as well as its call, writing, 'Each bird is supposed to sing over and over, singly and in convert:– “Clann-ac anndaidh, Clann-ac-anndaidh” There was a tribe of people in Bearnary [Beàrnaraigh/Bernaray]...
Dates: 1883

Note about the building of Ciosmal [Kisimul Castle], 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/53
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Note about the building of Ciosmal [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] which reads 'Ciosmal built about 1440 or thereby - by an earl of Bute for his daughter married to a MacNeill of Barra'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901

Note about the building of the dun at Crannag, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/155
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Note about the building of the dun at Crannag, that the first dun had been built at Sgudun above Crannag but she [unnamed person] used to walk at Crannag because it was pretty.

Dates: September 1872

Note about the 'Cathrathain', June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/66
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Note about the 'Cathrathain', probably collected on Ìle/Islay, that it is like a small eel and sucks blood out of others.

Dates: June 1887

Note about the dun at Crannag, September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/153
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Note about the dun at Crannag [Barraigh/Isle of Barra] that it was built 'so as to see her friends at Dun Bhearnary' [Dùn Bheàrnaraigh probably Berneray/Beàrnaraigh].

Dates: September 1872

Note about the fish 'Creagag' [rockfish], June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/68
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Note about the fish 'Creagag' [rockfish] probably collected on Ìle/Islay, noting that in Barra [Barraigh/Isle of Barra] they are plaited with 'sugan connlaich' [straw rope].

Dates: June 1887