South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Account of the preparation of seals for eating in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist, including pressing blubber to extract oils. Carmichael recalls tasting the flesh of a young seal on Heisgeir [Heisker/Monach Isles] and that it was 'very agreeable.' and like venison. The accompanying proverb reads 'Bu mhath am biadh feamanaich aran seagail agus saill roin'.
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and Clanranald. Among the notes it is stated that Raol mac Alein [Raghnall mac Ailein] was the last to inhabit Caisteal Bhuirgh and that he added the porch and extended the west side of it. The castle was originally built on a sgeir mhara and Biorlain mac ic Ailein [Clanranald's birlinn] was anchored 'in a poll' to the east side of it. After that, children used to swim there. In...
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Archaeological note which reads, 'North of Roglas [Roe Glas, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] the Rev Alex[ander] Campbell priest Bornish [Bornais] saw a mile of the machair closely cover[ed] over with ciste where the wind blew away the sand.'
Dates: 7 September 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological note entitled 'Hoilisgeir' [possibly Trolaisgeir/Trollasker, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], which reads 'Remains of house eye of Kiln + fire place (sorn) + dyke on top of Pabby Harris 50 acres lost.' [Pabbay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. The note also states that there is lime on ruins at Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that a Mrs Macgill[ivra]y said she saw it when she was a 'lassie' and that it had 'tangles sticking out'. A cook at Milton [Àirigh Mhuilinn]...
Dates: November 1873
Scope and Contents Archaeological note on a burial site at Dungaineach [Dùn Gaimhnich/Dunganichy, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] stating that it is at the 'bealaich on the machair' and that beside it was a heap of bones and ashes. The graves are surrounded 'by stones on edge with lintels across top of the lintels [causewayed] over with small peb[bles] carefully.' Carmichael adds that there is a similar place at Carnan Dhiarma[i]d in Iocar [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]
Dates: 29 August 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Carnach Mhor Dremsdale and Coilleag Dhonul Ghuirm [Càrnach Mhòr, Dreumasdal/Drimsdale and Coilleag Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm, both Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] including that cists, large bones, skulls, a house support and a stone pillar were found on Càrnach Mhòr under sixty feet of sand, and that Coilleag Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm was open.
Archaeological notes on Kildonan and accompanying notes on Flora MacDonald and her husband, 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The various sites relating to St Donain are described as Eilean Donain or Isle Donain, which is where the saint's house was, the house being '50 x 26 feet with several surrounding ruins' and the island itself being 70 yards long by 50 yards wide. Cladh Donain [Cille Dhonnain] is described as a peninsula separated from Eilean Donain by another island, the relative distances being noted, and containing a ruined chapel and...
Dates: 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on ruins at Croice near Bornish [Cròic a Deas, Bornais, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing Carmichael's visit there, how he was looking at and for the ruins as well as a description of what he found including that the scattered remains of a building could be found within half a foot at low water on the spring tide, that in digging down a few inches he found remains of a plant and peat moss with sand and gravel and the hard buttresses 'like broken pieces of old ruins...
Dates: 19 March 1874
Scope and Contents Biographical note about Mr Aulay, collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay, stating that he was from Teolach Breinish [Teaghlach Bhrèinis or Brèinis/Brenish, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], that 'His father was Mur[chadh] mac Aonais ic Aulay and his mo[ther] Beace ni Eowin ic Fhearachair fr[om] MacLeods country in Skye' probably a Paton [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Mr Aulay is noted as being a minister at Cill-a-Bhanain [Cille Bhànain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and then in Harris [Na...
Dates: 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Fair copy of a blessing entitled 'Rann Spreidh' [Rann Sprèidh] collected from John Macinns [MacInnes] Iain mac Phadruig, age 74, crofter, Staoligearry [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Poem begins 'Siubhal beinne siubhal baile'. This text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 30 March 1877