South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story collected from Rev Alex[ander] Campbell R.C. [Roman Catholic priest], telling how two men each described as a scion were wanted for their numerous robberies and raids. One of them lived at Dun Chalavy, Lochboisdale [Dùn Chalabhaigh/Castle Calvay, Loch Baghasdail, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. MacNeil was often told that his friend at Dùn Chalabhaigh had been caught but he never believed it. One day on being told this he asked what they had found in his dun and he was told 'that a groat of...
Dates: 19 October 1871
Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen and accompanying poem, 1892
Scope and Contents Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen. The story tells how George Munro lived until he was ninety-one years old and was the son of John Munro, minister of Duirinish, Skye [Diùirinis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Once when Clanranald was on the Isle of Skye, he asked John Munro what favour he could do him and the reply was to give Uibhist a Deas/South Uist to his son George. On another occasion George 'showed kindness' to Father Ranald...
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' probably collected from John MacInnes, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. telling how a man came from Taisgeir or Hasgeir [Eilean Hasgeir/Haskeir Island] to a wild island and knocked at the door of a big, grey old man. On being asked where he was from and who his family were he responded that he was from the north and his people were Mac Iogain to which the old man recited a verse beginning 'Iogain ga do thug mi bithe dhuit, Im is cais[e] is...
Dates: 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' telling how a crew from Howgearraidh [Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] were hunting on Cousmal [Causmal] and caught a lot of seals. A farmer took a load of them home and put them at the end of the house so that they would stay cold. in the house was a nurse who was looking after a baby and heard a big seal coming to life and saw it kiss a small seal and singing a song beginning 'Spòg Spaidrich òig, Spog mo Chaidhich choir'. The song contains...
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' entitled 'Buala Na Sgeir' telling of a seal-hunting trip to Taisgeir [Eilean Hasgeir/Heisker Island] during which a storm broke and in order to save their boat, the crew all got on board. One boy from Howgearraidh [Hogha Ghearraidh/Hougharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] did not manage to get on board and so was left behind. The boy was sad and so he lit a fire in a hidden spot beneath a rock. Many seals returned to the rock and began mourning the seals which had...
Scope and Contents Story under the headings 'Roin' and 'Mythology' about seals collected from Iain Macaonais [John MacInnes], Staola-gearrai [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 29 January 1875. The story tells of a farmer who could not work out who was eating his corn so he went to the bottom of his kiln and saw that a big seal and a small seal were the culprits. 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...
Dates: 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Superstition entitled 'Staoin' [Juniper] stating that juniper had been placed in a ditch to enable Christ to cross it and this is done in South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] to enable cattle and horses to cross over ditches at which they have hesitated.
Scope and Contents English translation of tale titled 'The Destruction of the Picts' , and a draft letter about the story. Originally recorded from Angus MacInnes, Smearcleit, South Uist on 13 January 1865.
Dates: c 1860-1875
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Dates: 1860 to c1866
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected between October 1867 and December 1885. The material dated from 1883 to 1885 was probably written down at source. The notebook is marked as 'No IV' and the inside cover gives his address as 30 Royal Circus, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann] and the date as 16 November 1883. The material transcribed and collected in this notebook includes love songs, religious songs, waulking songs and songs relating to cattle. Much of...
Dates: 1883 to 1885