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South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...

Notes on Dun Buie and Dun 'ic Mhathain and accompanying story, 26 March 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/27
Scope and Contents Note on Dun Buie [Dùn Buidhe, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its situation and accompanying story possibly collected from Donald MacInnes aged 73 of Buail-uacrach, Iocar [Buail'-uachdrach/Bualuachrach, Ìochdar] which tells of the witch who lived in Uamh Nic Amhais and who was seen by a young lad spinning 'driamlach' [fishing line] into a web. Although she asked him not to tell anyone about it, he did and consequently drowned. She also cursed five brothers who were out fishing, four of...

Song entitled 'Bean Shith', 21 September 1872 and 4 October 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/87
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Bean Shith' [Bean Shìth] probably collected from Donald MacInnes, aged seventy four, Baile Gharbhaidh/Balgarva, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Mad ghual[lain] ghil agus leine, Mo leana[bh] curri cuirtleaseach'. Written transversely across the text in ink is 'Trans[cribed] Book II p. 338 4/10 1875 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.

Song entitled 'Duan an Domhnaich', 21 September 1872 and 4 October 1875

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/85
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan an Domhnaich' [Duan an Dòmhnaich or Hymn of the Sunday] collected from Don MacAonais [Dòmhnall MacAonghais/Donald MacInnes], aged seventy four years, Baile gharbhai, Iocar, South Uist [Baile Gharbhaidh/Balgarva, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Duan an Do[mh]n[aich] a Dhia ghil, Fir[in]n fo n[ea]rt Chri[o]st a chomhlan'. The song is composed of eleven lines. Written transversely across the text in ink is 'Transcribed into Book No III A[lexander]. A[rchibald]....

Stories about the family of Flora MacDonald, September 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/94
Scope and Contents Stories about the family of Flora MacDonald probably collected from Donald MacInnes, Baile Gharbhaidh/Balgarva, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, telling how Alexander MacDonald, Flora's brother was in Carrasy visiting his 'Aunt Isebal ni[gh]ean fir Airi[dh] mhuil[ean]' [Iseabail/Isabella daughter of the tacksman of Àirigh Mhuilinn/Milton]. He saw a flock of ducks flying overhead, rushed into the house, picked up the gun but he did not know how to work it and shot himself. Donald was two...