Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing songs, poems, tales, names, vocabulary and expressions collected in the Outer Hebrides [Na h-Eileanan an Iar]. The first part of the volume contains transcriptions taken as Carmichael listened to informants in 1877 while the second part appears to be copies of previous transcriptions of material collected by Carmichael and Rev Malcolm MacPhail in 1874 and written into the notebook in 1891. Amongst the material is a version of the lament...
Dates: 1874, 1877 and 1891
Scope and Contents Notes collected from Neill Macpherson, pauper, aged 95, Lianacleit, Benbecula [Lionacleit/Liniclate, Beinn na Faoghla] about his family, stating that he has 9 daughters, 51 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and 'if he lives five years more he may see his great great grand children'. He also states that there had been 6 people over 90 on Benbecula in December  and that 3 of these people have since died.
Scope and Contents Story collected from Neill Macpherson [Neil MacPherson], aged 95, pauper, Lianacleit, Benbecula [Lionacleit/Liniclate, Beinn na Faoghla], about fishing for basking sharks off Uist [Uibhist] including the method by which the basking shark is caught and killed and the comment that ‘steamers are supposed to be the cause of the absence of the sun-fish’.