South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:
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
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the front inside cover with 'Alexander Arch[ibal]d Carmichael H. M. Inland Revenue. Iocar, South Uist 27th April 1872 No IV' [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] Printed on the front cover are the words 'General Entry Book No, 247'. The book contains five stories 'Clann Uisne', 'Torac na Taine', 'Rocabarraidh', 'Cugarbhad, Righ nan Cat' and an untitled story about a cockerel and a fox, collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, Beinn na...
Scope and Contents Transciption notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The inside front cover is inscribed in ink with 'Bought at Wadebridge Cornwall Dec[ember] 1 1864 p 1/6 A A Carmichael' and the opposite page has 'A A Carmichael' written on it in pencil. The notebook contains Fenian songs or tales mainly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, some of which are repeated in full or in part. These include 'Laoidh na Muileartaich', 'Duan an Deirg' and 'A' Bhraoin Chaorain'....
Twenty six verses of Fenian poetry beginning 'Dearamad fhagha s an Iuthraich/Iuraich gun do rinn Fionn' and accompanying note, 6 October 1865
Scope and Contents Twenty six verses of Fenian poetry beginning 'Dearamad fhagha s an Iuthraich/Iuraich gun do rinn Fionn' probably collected from Eachan MacIsaig [Hector MacIsaac] Ceannlangabhat, [Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who, the note states, 'Learnt this from Ruairi Rua ceistir sa cheanna Tuath (Donallach) more than 50 years' [Roderick MacQuien, catechist]. The verses amount to one hundred and two lines.
Dates: 6 October 1865
Scope and Contents Two stories collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about Raol mor mac ic Ailein [Raghnall Mòr mac 'ic Aileain or Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald]. The first story tells of a foster-brother of Nighean Mhic Neill came from Barraigh/Isle of Barra to visit her at Caisteal Borgh but unable to get across the ford he stayed at a shoemaker's house. In the morning, a miosgan ime was placed on the table and the Barrach...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Two stories and accompanying songs about seals under the heading 'Roin' collected from Iain Macaonais [John MacInnes], Staolagearrai [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 29 January 1875. The first story tells how a woman had boiled a seal and thrown its bones on the midden whereupon an big, old, grey woman appaered and sang a song beginning, 'Spog Finaghala spog spaidrich', the song being composed of three lines. The second story tells how another man had killed a seal...
Two stories under the title 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' about Niall Mòr MacMhuirich and accompanying note, 1865 and 1875
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Do'ull Gearr no Cearr' collected from Janet MacIsaac née Currie, Staoinegrib/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist on 24 February 1865. The story tells how Niall Mòr MacMhuirich, Clanranald's bard was on Lord MacDonald's farm in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist where it was customary to bring food and a fee for the blacksmith but instead Niall Mòr brought iron and charcoal. The MacDonald's wife fell out with Niall Mòr and chellenged him on what he had brought to which he replied,'...
Dates: 1865 and 1875
Scope and Contents Verse possibly a curse collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Altrom ucair uacan [piuthair], Fear a mhiodacha mo chrocain'.
Dates: 27 May 1869
Verse beginning 'A shiubhlas an rod mar a bheann' and accompanying archaeological note, 5 April 1872
Scope and Contents Verse beginning 'A shiubhlas an rod mar a bheann' and accompanying archaeological note collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The note states that 'Roilig ni Ruari is a raon bet[ween] two maolads with a big stone pillar...this pillar is Ni[ghea]n Ruari.'
Dates: 5 April 1872
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note about 'Cairiste' describing it a six days in the harvest and six days in the spring when 'ev[e]ry smoke in the country had to send a per[son] to the proprietor or his factor in lieu & at any other time when he wanted. All "the little ten" had this.'
Dates: September 1872