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Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Story about Sheriffmuir, 14 March 1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/22
Scope and Contents Story about the Battle of Sheriffmuir collected from Alastair Mac Coinnich [Alexander MacKenzie], Loch Uisge-bhadh [Loch Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] originally from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty]. The story tells how at the battle, horses came amongst the Gaels and scattered them. Fear Leitir-iù [a MacKenzie] and Iain MacConnich [John MacKenzie], the informant's maternal grandfather, were up against five troops and so Fear Leitir-iù told John to go...
Dates: 14 March 1866

Story about the Battle of Sheriffmuir, c1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/10
Scope and Contents Story about the Battle of Sheriffmuir probably collected from Alexander MacKenzie, Uisgeabhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, telling how at the battle, horses came amongst the Gaels and scattered them. Fear Leitir-iù [a MacKenzie] and Iain MacConnich [John MacKenzie], the informant's maternal grandfather, were up against five troops and so Fear Leitir-iù told John to go back to back with him and in that way they managed to kill the five soldiers with their swords.
Dates: c1866

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1864-1869

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....
Dates: 1864-1869