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St Kilda Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Story about Alexander Mac Iain ic Leoid and his wife being stranded on Rona, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/64
Scope and Contents Story telling how Alexander Mac Iain 'ic Leòid [MacLeod] from An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye but living at Aoi [Uidh, Tarasaigh/Taransay], was tacksman of St Kilda [Hiorta] and set out to collect his 'rent grain' from St Kilda with his wife Barbara ni Dho[nmhuil] ic Iain oig [née Campbell] and a boatful of skin sacks. The weather turned bad so that they had to throw most of the sacks out and eventually they found themselves stranded on 'Ronai an t-saimh N[orth] W[est] of the Butt'...
Dates: 10 July 1870

Story and notes about fishing around St Kilda, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/168
Scope and Contents

Story and notes about fishing around St Kilda [Hiorta] including that ''Traille' [tusk] can be found on the east side but not the west side of the island; that skate can be found on the north west side; that the informant once caught two sharks off St Kilda; that sharks were like dog fish: dark back and fair belly and that 'Lin[g]' are 'very large there'.

Dates: June 1887

Story entitled 'Mor Hiorteach (More correctly) Mor Iorteach' and accompanying song, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/5
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mor Hiorteach (More correctly) Mor Iorteach' [Mor Hiortach] and accompanying song noted as being collected from Mrs Captain MacLeod [Ann MacLeod], Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] on 26 February 1869 and from others. The story describes how Mor was a very beautiful woman, unusually tall for a St Kildan with a beautfiul singing voice. She married Norman MacDonald 'Tormaid Saor', an t-òr-cheard [travelling goldsmith] and carpenter, Trumpan, Vaternish,...
Dates: 1883

The Carmichael-Watson Collection

Identifier: Coll-97
Scope and Contents The Carmichael-Watson Collection consists of papers belonging to the Reverend Alexander Cameron of Arran, Alexander Carmichael, civil servant and folklorist, Alexander MacBain of Inverness, and Professor William John Watson and his son James Carmichael Watson, along with books and papers belonging to the Reverend Charles Robertson of Jura, the Reverend Angus MacDonald, the Reverend Archibald MacDonald and the Reverend Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay. These include: invocations...
Dates: 18th century - mid 20th century

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW87
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected between October 1867 and December 1885. The material dated from 1883 to 1885 was probably written down at source. The notebook is marked as 'No IV' and the inside cover gives his address as 30 Royal Circus, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann] and the date as 16 November 1883. The material transcribed and collected in this notebook includes love songs, religious songs, waulking songs and songs relating to cattle. Much...
Dates: 1883 to 1885

Vocabulary notes and saying connected to wool, basket-making and weavework, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/176
Scope and Contents

Vocabulary notes and saying connected to wool, basket-making and weavework probably from Hiorta/St Kilda including 'Balgan-aurais = Auras the bag in which oiled wool is put when ri calanas'; 'Adhrac-bhuaic = Horn in which grease is kept for household purposes', different words for 'Pill' including 'Sgiathag' and the saying 'Chan e aurais tha air mo chuig[e]il'.

Dates: June 1887