Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Iain Lom' collected from Duncan MacNiven, 'old schoolmaster', Cnoc na h-Aird, Taigh an Uillt/Taynuilt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire which tells how the wife of a Campbell of Glasaruith in Killmhich[eil] [Kilmichael Glassary, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] was being harrassed by a 'cruiner' [tax-collector] in her husband's absence. Having complained to her husband he lay in wait for the tax-collector and when the tax-collector harrassed his wife he stabbed him but then fled north....
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Heigir or Eigir' describing the term as being commonly used amongst old highlanders and 'often used as a nick-name ofr hald grown boys, having a pale looking face long thin bones and bent inwards casan cuiladh or cuile.' He describes how it is pronounced in different parts of Gaelic-speaking Scotland with examples of expressions. Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.