Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 211 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a Deas/South...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895
Scope and Contents Notes about religious sites at Keallin and Croc an Torrain [Ceallan/Kallin and Cnoc an Torrain/Knockintorran, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], Nunton [Baille nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Alexander MacKenzie, Uisgebhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, on Fenian placenames and associated poems including a verse each from Laoidh Dhiarmaid and Laoidh Mhanuis. MacKenzie describes Gleann-na- tullach and Gleann-na-muice [Gleann Tùlacha, possibly Pollan na muice and Poll-iù/Poolewe, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] as being to the south and to the north of Suidheachan Fhinn, where Fenians used to hunt and where Fionn sat 'dar bha Diarmad a ruith "na...
Scope and Contents Notes on 'Flora MacDonald saying she lived at Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], and querying if it was at Roisnis [Ròisinis/Rossinish, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] that she left with Prince Charlie or if it was Loch Aoineart [Loch Aineort, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
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 Notes on the vegetation on Beire-mhòr [A' Bheirbhe Mhòr, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] which includes blue hyacinth, mountain ash and a 'heath[er] isle about 50 y[a]rds long and 20 wide'.
Dates: 21 May 1877
Scope and Contents Notes on the flora and fauna of A Mheribh Bheag [A' Bheiribhe Bheag, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] including glas-fhaoileagan [herring gulls], buttercups and wild kale. Includes sketch of a perpendicular hole found on the south east of the island.
Dates: 21 May 1877
Scope and Contents 'Old Phrase' written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula which reads 'An callach glucamach stucannach stachannach'.
Scope and Contents Place-name note probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay for which reads 'Crois-an-t suidheachain. A place the priests had for perform[ing] div[ine] worship. Leapanan Chaluim Chille is close at hand.' Carmichael adds a reminder to 'See cross at Dunganich' [Dùn Gainmhich/Dunganichy Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].
Dates: 8 August 1867
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Dàcheann a dh'fàg an t-earrachal', with a note on vocabulary and the background story of two good friends, Iain ic Fhearchair [John MacCodrum] and Mac Aonas Gheobha [Mac Aonghais Ghobha] who went out on the moor, lost each other, one ending up on 'moineach Ebhall' [Eabhal/Eaval, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and the other on 'Cill-èirebhagh, Beinn am faothla' [Cill Eirebhagh/Kilerivagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. The poem is composed of four lines.