South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to
Scope and Contents Story about Rev. John MacAulay, minister of South Uist and later Lismore [Uibhist a Deas and Lios Mòr]. The story tells of his appointment to the parish of South Uist over a candidate preferred by both the people and Clanranald and of how he was disliked by his parishoners. He left South Uist to be minister on Lismore but there he was equally disliked by parishioners and on his final Sunday there said that he would be prepared to stay on if any two parishioners stood up to show their support....