South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about Raol Donn and Blar an Dronga [Raghnall Donn MacDonald and Blàr and Dronga/Battle of Drong] noting that Raghnall was to fight Siol Leoid [Sìol Leòid or MacLeods] at Loch nan Arm near Howbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that his brother Dòmhnall was going to let him be killed by MacLeod. Raghnall's men lost and word was sent to [Dòmhnall] Mac Iain ic Sheumais on Eriskay that day '& he started running & got to Carnish [Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a...
Scope and Contents Note collected from Mary MacMillan, Lionacuidhe/Liniquie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist about Sgeir na h-iollan stating that it is below Balemore Iocar [Ìochdar] and that the top half of it can be seen at half tide. 'The àth and corn yard are quite visible. A deep caolas with most rapid tide.' The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 27 May 1869
Scope and Contents Note collected from Donald MacPhee, blacksmith, Brèibhig/Breivig, Barraigh/Isle of Barra telling how a very small form of cockle [strubain] could be found on Loch Lì on Beinn mhor [Beinn Mhòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]: 'very small but alive as if only embryos'. MacPhee states that the Dall Mòr told him that there was an unnamed plant which grew by Loch Lì, which if even the best-shod horse trod on it, it's horseshoe would fall off. The vocabulary note is for gath, a mast or oar.
Dates: 21 May 1869
Scope and Contents Note about stones from Dun nan gallan and Dun b[aile] Gharvai [Dùn nan Gallan and Dùn Baile Gharbhaidh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that that they were 'taken across the lakes during an extra frost 50 years ago [c1822]. The stones taken across on losgun [sledges/losgainn].'
Dates: 26 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note about the rock 'Leac na Bana-Ghoisich' that it is a dolmen at Kilbride [Cille Bhrìghde, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and was where a bana-ghoiseach [possibly god-mother] was burnt. Also notes that Na h-Uird Bhairneach are 'long lintels lying down.'
Dates: 3 February 1874
Scope and Contents Note about the song 'Duan Na Muthairn' [Rune of the Muthairn], which was collected from Dun[can] MacLel[lan] Don[nachadh] Ban, Carnan, S[outh] U[ist] on 17 January 1874 that Duncan had heard it from an old woman 'who used to frequent his fathers house and who used to repeat long hymns night after night at the fire side.'
Scope and Contents Note about the verse 'Rann Liadail' collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The verse is said to have been composed by 'The Cailleach of Liadail' [Liathdail] who was said to have been 100 years old when she composed the verse. Several placenames are mentioned including Loch a' Cheann Dughain at Howbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg]; the river Ionnair Mòr flowing from Coire Ruevail on Teacal into Loch Druidibig [An...
Dates: 5 April 1872
Scope and Contents Note about two South Uist people who have Fenian tales namely 'Mor Nic Illeathain - Baosdal mu dheas Brataichean na Feinne &c' [Marion MacLean, Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and 'Aonas Donullach Gearradh na moine Duain Oisein' [Angus MacDonald, Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie].
Note about Uamh Airi 'n t Sluic Lochsheilevagh [Uamh Airidh an t-Sluic Loch Sheileabhaig] and accompanying diagram, 25 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note about Uamh Airi 'n t Sluic, Lochsheilevagh [Uamh Àiridh an t-Sluic, Loch Sheileabhaig, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and accompanying diagram noting its location as being close to Caolas Liursay [Caolas Liubharsaigh] surrounded by 'sticky gluey consistent mud' and describing the place in relation to its given name. He states that on arrival he realised they'd been there before 'although we did not know it which is provoking now that it might have saved all this lost bother'. There is...
Dates: 25 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note about Uamh Bheinn nan Caorach describing its situation, that it cannot be entered and that it is 'a nat[ural] cave ent[erin]g fr[om] [the] sea at Liursey [Liursaigh/Liursay, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]'.
Dates: 26 March 1872