South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Of the ninety-three folios in the notebook, only twenty-two have been used.
Dates: 14 November 1873 to 10 April 1875
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan Fir Baoghasdail' and accompanying story collected from Raol Donnullach [Raghnall Dòmhnallach or Ranald MacDonald], aged 81 years, Geary mone [Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Ranald tells how a woman from Coll [Cola, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] 'had been in at Boisdale + she told of a duan [song] that a Coll man comp[osed] to the Laird of Coll'. [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and MacLean of Coll]. When Mor Leanach [Mòr Maclean, daughter...
Dates: 3 February 1874
Scope and Contents Story about Alastair Mor nam Marst [Alasdair Mòr nam Mart or Alexander MacDonald of Boisdale] and Sir Tormad possibly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Alasdair used to spend time with Mac Iain ic Sheumais [Donald MacDonald] and was married to 'Seonaid niean Iain ic Dhonil Ghuirm Shleibhte'. Alasdair sent a message to 'Fear Hamera not to come across Cuan Uist as long as he lived' and in return Fear Hamera challenged Alasdair to meet him at Auin Snizort [Abhainn Snizort or River...
Scope and Contents Story about 'Alast[air] mor nam marst' of Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Duncan MacLellan, clachair [mason], Càrnan/Carnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, telling how he was so small when he was born that it was difficult to deliver him but when he grew up he 'was as big as two men'. The story also tells how Alasdair was 'the first of the Boisdales' and that two of 'Bois[dale's] lads' dug up a boat that had been 'sunk in a hole between Boi[dale] and...
Dates: 17 January 1874