South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents List of names, probably informants comprising Duncan MacLellan, Neill MacNeil 'mac Iain bhain', Isobel Chisholm and 'Barbal Drimsdale'.
Scope and Contents List of places in the north part of Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and the heads of cattle kept there. The cattle numbers are divided into 'cows, Heifers, stirks, Horses, colts, sheep' and the total number of of each is noted at the foot of the page. The list would have been created as part of Carmichael's duties as an exciseman.
Scope and Contents List of songs and stories, probably the repertoire of John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. In the midst of a list is a note which reads 'An lus mor = crocha na mna sith - good for rheumatism' and a rhyme beginning 'Diluain Dirdoin thig gruag'.
Dates: 29 January 1875
Scope and Contents Lullaby entitled 'Tri Talaidhean na h-Alba' [or Bràigh Loch Iall] beginning 'O bha ho na aoir i u o i ', probably collected from Peigi Robastan nean Alastair 'Ic Aulai [Peggy Robertson], Howmore [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song contains twenty-three lines. The text has been scored through and a note reads 'Transcribed May 6 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.
Dates: 10 March 1869 to 6 May 1869
Scope and Contents Assorted draft articles, sketches and correspondence relating to antiquarian and archaeological sites in Uist and Barra. Among the material is a manuscript by Alexander Carmichael titled 'Promiscuous [sic] Antiquities in the Long Island, anciently known as Innis Cat and now known as Innis Fada or Eileinn Fada', 27 April 1872; and a sketchbook titled 'Feudal Castles of the Outer Hebrides'; a manuscript by Captain F.W.L. Thomas titled 'On the Defensive Architecture of the Outer Hebrides';...
Dates: late 19th century
Note about archaeological sites around Loch Druidibeg, Howbeg, Snishival and Peninerine, South Uist, c1872
Scope and Contents Note about archaeological sites around Loch Druidibeag/Loch Druidibeg, Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Sniseabhal/Snishival and Peighinn nan Aoireann/Peninerine, South Uist. Including the locations of Eilean an Ràna, Eilean an t-Sagairt and Dùn Altripeadh [Dùn Altabrug]. He states that Dùn Altabrug is roofed; that 'sornaichean' [kilns] are visible on Eilean na Cre'ich on Loch Eilean an t-Sagairt and at Gearr-sgeirean, Peninerine at low-tide a 'bota-moina' [vein of peat] six feet high can also be seen.
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Barpa Reineval Milton [a] chamber [in] glen s[outh] of mill Frobost' [Barpa Reineabhal or Barp Frobost, Àirigh Mhuilinn, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Dates: 21 September 1872
Scope and Contents Note about Caisteal Bheagram [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its condition, position and composition. A fragment of a song is included beginning 'Thainic slauri dhu a nuas' and the title of another song [possibly the same song] 'Tha pairt an Eilean Bheagram dhiu', which Carmichael notes as being 'included in Carruther's edition of Boswells Tour'. He also notes that Clanranald seem to have lived in the castle before they went to Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] '& some...
Dates: 27 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note about Caisteal Bheagram [Castle Beagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] which states that it had no door but a rope ladder on the side and lime walls around the island. A reference is made to byres in Teastamal but its meaning is unclear.
Scope and Contents Note about 'Clach a Phrionnsa', a stone on which Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) is said to have sat while in hiding in a cave at Milton Farm [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].