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South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Leabhar Dearg Clann Muirich', 24 January or February 1865

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/12
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Leabhar Dearg Clann Muirich' collected from Seonaid Nic Muirich [Janet Currie], age 64, Staoinebreac, Uist a chinne Deas [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how in a time of great violence the Iarla Leanna [Earl of Lennox] escaped to the mountains with his son. Feeling compelled to return to his people who he knew were in danger, he left his son in the mountains telling him to go whichever way God told him to go. Muireach, the Earl's son fell...
Dates: 24 January or February 1865

Story entitled 'Mac Dhearg', 29 January 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/121
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Dhearg' [Muc Dhearg] collected from Iain Macinnes [John MacInnes], aged 70 years, Staoligeary [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of a woman in Howgearry [Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] whose child is replaced by a changeling and all he will say is ''muc dhearg muc dhearg'. MacIlleMhoire sends the woman and child to MacMhuirich Mòr in Stilligarry who manages to change the child back by repeating 'Muc dhearg'...
Dates: 29 January 1875

Story entitled 'Mac Iain ic Sheumais', 27 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/44
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Iain ic Sheumais' collected from Mrs MacLenan [Penelope MacLellan], Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] whose father was a great or great great grandson of Donul [Dòmhnall] Mac I[ain] ic Sheumas and who was named after him. Eiriosgaigh/Eriskay
Dates: 27 May 1869

Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' and accompanying song, 29 January 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/128
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how MacMhurich is coming back from Rum [Rhum] when 'gille glas' asks if MacMhuirich will take him as far as Uist [Uibhist]. Reluctantly, MacMhuirich agrees exchanging some balast for the gille glas. En route water starts coming in so all are called upon to bale out the vessel but to no avail. The gille glas takes control of the steering...
Dates: 29 January 1875

Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich Mor', 27 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/46
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich Mor' probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The text bears a number of annotations and amendments in pencil and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The story tells how MacMhuirich Mòr found a small cat-like creature and took it home. His wife urged him to return the creature to where he had found it but he refused. The creature's mother came looking for her young and threatened to cause...
Dates: 27 May 1869

Story entitled 'Mac O Croileagan Sgial Choise Cein' and accompanying note, 25 March 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/11
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac O Croileagan Sgial Choise Cein' collected from Patrick Smith, S[outh[ Boisdale or Leth mhieanach S[outh] Uist [Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail or Leth-Mheadhanach, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] 'in his own house'. The story tells how.... An accompanying note reads 'Heard this tale from a Canna man 40 y[ea]rs ago [about 1830]. Does not know his name.'
Dates: 25 March 1871

Story entitled 'Prince Charlies Pipe', 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/68
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Princes Charlies Pipe' about a set of bagpipes which were believed to have been made for Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). The pipes were in the possession of Roderick MacLellan, Bahiarva, Barra [Bàgh Thiarabhagh, Barraigh/Barra] at the time the story was collected. The item appears to be a fair copy of the story.
Dates: 1869

Story entitled 'Righ Eirinn', 21 January 1866

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/9
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Righ Eirinn' [Rìgh Èirinn or The King of Ireland] collected from Donull Mac O Phi [Donald MacPhee], Iocar, Uist a Deas [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The son of king is badly treated by his step-mother and nursemaid but a kindly old man takes pity on him. The old man gives him a feadan [chanter] which he uses to give his stepmother wind. She then asks her stepson to play chess which he wins and so she enchants him and he likewise puts his stepmother under an enchantment....
Dates: 21 January 1866

Story entitled 'Rocabarrai', 26 April 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/73
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarrai', collected from Duncan MacLellan, mason, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who was told it by his grandmother. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons and who was envied by other fisherman for his success. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and asked his sons to return with him. They declined but they all agreed to go fishing together and the old man would show them his...
Dates: 26 April 1872

Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh', 26 April 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW154/3
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Rocabarraidh' collected from Donnachadh Macgilliallain (Donnachadh Ban) [Duncan Bàn MacLellan], mason, Carnan, Iocar, Uist a Chinnideas [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells of a very successful fisherman from Barra [Barraigh] who had three sons. The other fishermen were always surprised by his success and decided to follow him. In his old age he told his sons that he wanted to return to his home and for his sons to return with him. They declined as they did not...
Dates: 26 April 1872