South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 356 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about Cladh Choinnich in Fudey [Fuidheigh/Fuday] collected from Hector MacIosaig [Hector MacIsaac], Kean Langabhat, Iochdar [Ceann Langabhat, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it is named 'from Caonneach Bharrach burying his oide & muime there' [foster parents]. Written over the text in pencil is 'Hector Mac Iosaig Kean Langabhat Ioc[hdar] 5 Apr[il] 1872 Friday See no.13 B[ook] p[age] 138.'
Scope and Contents Note about Dùn an Daill, Airi an Rugha, Iocar, South Uist [Airidh an Rubha, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas] and fish caught in the loch around it [Loch an Daill] by Finlay MacLeod, [pensioner, Àird Mhòr/Airdmore] including herrings and flounder and that the reddish colour of the smalag [cuddy] comes from the moss in the loch. Also notes that sea-water [sal] comes into the water on the spring tide.
Scope and Contents Note about Dùn Buidhe, Lochdruidebig [Loch Druidibeag/Loch Druidibeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it is situated in the part of the loch known as Loch Ruaival [Loch Ruabhal], that it is an artificial isle of round stones with brambles growing there. The loch is two or three fathoms deep while the isle is thirty yards in diameter. An oblong hollow is described as the site of a house possibly called Clachan Lainginis [text is unclear].
Scope and Contents Note about Dun Loch Uisealan [Dùn Uislean, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it is situated at Uchd na Sithein in Airdnamòine [Àird na Monadh/Ardnamonie] and that all that is left of it is a tor.
Scope and Contents Note about Dunbeag Gearrameanoch [Dun Beag, Gearraidh Meadhanach, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that it is the 'largest among these'. Also notes that there is a house near it in which sometimes the ashes of the fire are blown about by the wind coming through the floor.
Scope and Contents Notes about Dunmeanach and Dùn Mhic Mhathain [Dùn Meadhanach, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] that a house was built in the side of Dùn Meadhanach and that ashes were blown about [in the house]. Some of the items found in the dun are listed, including a short sword and brass balls. Dùn Mhic Mhathain is described as 'only a large mound of grass grown stones'. The duns are within a hundred yards of each other. Carmichael also notes that John Macintire saw seven cats come out of the cave [Ua[mh]...
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Gille guirmean = Falt ball got at Clachan Cilldonnan' [Clachan Cill Donnain/Clachan Kildonan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Scope and Contents Note about Iseabeal ni Raoil [Isabel Ross née MacDonald], daughter of Ranald MacDonald who was reported to be well over one hundred years old with 'all her faculties' when she died in 1866. She died in Archibald Morrison's house at Snaoisval [Sniseabhal/Snishival, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. It also notes that she [worked with] Flora MacDonald when she returned from America. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Janet Currie bean F[h]ion[nlai]gh mac Iain ic Ruar[aidh] Alan Sta[oin]abrig.' [Janet MacIsaac, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]
Scope and Contents Note about marks in a rock at Glac a' Bhodaich, South Uist [Uibhist a Deas]. The rock is at Glac a Bhodaich and is described as a 'flat sunfaced rock' with two marks 'as if done by a child a few y[ea]rs old in consistant mud - toes quite dist[inct]'. It also describes the situation of the rock.