South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Part of a story entitled 'Rocabarrai', collected from Donald MacInnon or Donl mac Iain ic Lachlan ic ionnan [Donald MacKinnon], aged 98½ years, Grianaig, Dallabrig [Dalabrog/Daliburgh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] telling how he Mor mhor ni MhicLeoid na h Earradh [Marion MacLeod] who was married to Raoul mor mac ic Ail[ein] [Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald] went to Bernary [Bearnaraigh] and in a house there heard a voice 'at the back of a chest' offering to tell them the story of Rocabarrai. At...
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Mor mhor [Mòr Mhòr MacDonald] was the mother of Ailein mac 'ic Ailein [Alan MacDonald of Clanranald] who was killed when someone whom he had banished from the country shot him with a sixpence. Mòr was a daughter of MacLeod of Harris and is described as 'bad' [underlined]. Hector also notes that Torcul [Torcuil MacLeod] was the father of Sìne [Jean...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'A Bhuileaistach' [MacMhuirich and the Beast] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how Niall Mòr MacMhuirich found a small creature and took it home. The creature's mother, a fearful beast came looking for her young. MacMhuirich threatened her and said that he would not give it back to her unless he built a bridge or causeway from him so that he could get to Lainginis [Langinish]. The beast...
Dates: 29 January 1875