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South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:

Fragment of a song entitled 'Ua'n Oir', 20 October 1870 to 12 December 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/122
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song entitled 'Ua'n Oir' [Uamh an Òir or Cave of Gold] probably collected from Mòr Cuiri [Marion Currie] Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Na mic uaca, S ioma[dh] maidean bharon bho'eich theid a null'. The song is composed of six lines and it looks as if the first line is incomplete. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across it is 'Transcribed 12/12 1883 A[lexander] C[armichael] Book III p[age] 64.'

Fragment of a story about Cuchullain and accompanying song fragment

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/18
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story, probably collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist which reads 'Cuchullain was keep[in]g the Ath where the athach mor whose foot marks [attr[acte]d] his notice.' The accompanying song fragment is simpy a line which reads 'Lorg and ogain seach an t ath'.

Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/81
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story for the song entitled 'Laoidh Earragain Mhoir' collected from Eachun MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac] Ceannlangabhad, Iocar, Uist Deas [Ceannlangabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] on 6 October 1865. The story tells how when Fionn and the Fenians went hunting in Ireland every year, Righ Èirinn [King of Ireland] would give them men to look after them. In the winter, back in Scotland, the Fenians began their Christmas festivities and someone reported to Fionn that there were...

Fragment of a verse beginning 'Bial De [dhuse] Aingeal geal alainn', 19 October 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/119
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse probably collected from Janet MacIsaac or Currie, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Bial De [dhuse] Aingeal geal alainn, Aingeal an dorust gach tai[gh], Gus an tig an la m[h]air[each]' [Urnaigh Smaladh Teine or Prayer for Smooring the Fire].

Genealogical notes entitled 'Maceachains', 1892

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/19
Scope and Contents Genealogical notes entitled 'Maceachains' including the patronymics of two Neill Maceachains [Neil MacEachen] and notes on their connection with Ronald of Arasaig [Àrasaig/Arisaig, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire], Howbeg [Tobha Beag, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and Marshal MacDonald, Duke of Tarentum. Also noted is how some of the family changed their name to MacDonald while the others remained as MacEachen and that Alexander Mor Howbig [Alexander MacEachen later MacDonald] had four...

Ghost story about a woman and newborn child, 20 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/144
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, about a man in Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist who encountered a woman outside his home with a crying child. She told him that the King of France sent her to the Eilean an Iar [Western Isles] but on her arrival at South Uist she did not like it so she decided to go to North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath]. While crossing the ford she went into labour at Heastamal Isle...

Ghost story about the King of Norway's daughter, 6 April 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/42
Scope and Contents Ghost story about the King of Norway's daughter collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas]. Part of this text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.

Incomplete story entitled 'Niean Gobha Ghriminis', 20 October 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/123
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Ni[gh]ean Gobha Ghriminis' collected from Donacha MacanLeallain [Duncan MacLellan], mason and crofter, Carnan, Iocar [Càrnan, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The story tells how a blacksmith in 'Grim[inis] sa Cheanna tua' [Griminish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] was a good man with no family but a daughter. He had cattle on Beinn Lee [Beinn Lì] and one winter when the snow came he sent his cow-herd off to fetch his cattle. The cow-herd got all the cattle except the smith's...

Journal note about hens in Uist, 1894

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/169
Scope and Contents Journal note about hens which reads 'Crossing from hill to sea. Brood in 6 Sep[tember] 1890 newly hatched 7 chicks at Milton Nest 12 eggs on 15 April Benbecula.' [Àirigh Mhuilinn, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla] The text has been written in red ink.

List of four prayers or charms with details about where, when and from whom they were collected, c1893

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/6
Scope and Contents List of four prayers or charms with details about where, when and from whom they were collected, the items being 'Urnuigh Chadail', 'Eolas an Tairbhin', 'Eolas Beum Sula' and 'Marking the Lamb'.