South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ron' [Ròn or Seal] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how a farmer noticed that someone was eating bread from his kiln. He hid in the kiln waiting to see who the culprit was and discovered it was a big seal and a large seal. The seals are eating when the little one says that it can hear a noise but the big seal dismisses it as as the sound of a mouse. However, the noise was the man...
Dates: 29 January 1875 and 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgeul Chois O Cèin' [The Healing of Keyn's Foot] collected from Calum MacRath [Malcolm MacRae], shepherd, Abhuinn Suidhe [Abhainn Suidhe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. Two notes written transversely on folio 2r, the first in the same ink states where and when the story was told and by whom, while the second is written in blue ink and notes MacRae's death in 1866. Two notes on folio 10r state 'A man at Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] is said to have this tale' (in...
Dates: 5 July 1865 to 25 March 1870
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgialac Gas Gruaige' collected from Patrick Smith, Ceann a Deas Loch Baghasdail/South Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist which tells how... The accompanying note states that Smith heard the story fifty years before [about 1820] from an old woman.
Dates: 25 March 1871
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgrios nam Piocach' [The Destruction of the Picts] collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait [Smeircleit/Smerclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] which tells how King Kenneth [Kenneth mac Alpin] waged war on the Picts and killed them all. Carmichael notes 'Chual Aonas Mac Aonais so bho aithait - nis na fhior shean dhuine.' [Angus heard this from his father who is now a very old man.]
Dates: 13 January 1865
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgrios Nam Piocach' collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait Uist D [Smeircleit/Smerclate, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] collected on 13 January 1865, which tells how King Kenneth [Kenneth mac Alpin] waged war on the Picts and killed them all. The accompanying note states that Angus heard the story from his father, who was an old man full of old stories.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sithein a Phiobaire' [Sìthein a' Phìobaire] collected from Kilpheadair S Uist [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story relates to Clann an t saoir Smearcleit [MacIntyres of Smeircleit/Smerclate] who were a talented family. One of their sons was a 'lecheallach' [leth-chiallach or half-wit] who was not fit to be a piper so was sent to watch cattle. He saw the light in the fairy hill and went in remembering to place a knife or nail in the door and said to...
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Submerged Church', collected from Ken[neth] MacKenzie, mason, Dallabrog [Dalabrog/Daliburgh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] at Eirisg, Barra [Eirisgeigh/Eriskay, Barraigh/Isle of Barra]. MacKenzie tells Carmichael that he was made aware of the church, Caibeal MhicCeallaich, by another man while shearing sheep. He describes the dimensions and composition of the building in detail and its location as 'Below Bornish Uarach s[outh] side of point Lowest spring tide' [Bornais Uarach/Upper...
Dates: 4 November 1873
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'The Cock and the Fox' in Gaelic, [collected from Janet Campbell, midwife, Loch Sgioport/Loch Skipport, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which the fox tries to trick the cock by implying that they are related.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' collected from Eachan MacIssac [erroneously given as 'MacLeod' in the text] 'Each[ann] mac Ruari', Ceannlangabhat, [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who, the note states heard it from 'Ruary Rua' MacQuien, catechist when he was about fifteen or sixteen years old. Added that MacQuien had died about fifty years ago and that 'the lays of Os[sian] & the old stories of the Fian were his principal themes'.
Dates: 15 August 1873
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torac na Taine' collected from Padruig Moirestean [Peter Morrison], crofter, Bailemhanaich, Beinn'a-Faola [Baile a' Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] by Alexander Carmichael and written up by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer, who was a colleague of Carmichael's, on 17 and 18 April 1866. The story tells of the life of Cuchulain from the discovery of his strength and fighting prowess to his death at the hands of sorcerers. The incidents of the story...