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Isle of Lewis Ross and Cromarty Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 110 Collections and/or Records:

Note on units of measurement used on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/54
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Note collected from Mrs MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay stating that the peck is still in use there, that she will keep to the 'cleac[hd]anean coir a bhann sa linn fhe[in]' for measuring, noting the relative quantities of the old peck at three gallons, and that the Lews [Lewis] peck was four gallons, something which Carmichael would have to check. Carmichael also notes that the customs for paying servants is the same in Taransay as it is in Uibhist/Uist.

Dates: 10 July 1870

Note that it was 'Cailleach Lochlanach' who burned the woods on Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis, 8 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/13
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Note which reads 'Tis that that it was one Cailleach Lochlanach [old Viking woman] who fried all the woods of Lews' Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis.

Dates: 8 July 1870

Note that Niall Donullach has an account of 'the Temple at Eorabie', 27 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/29
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Note that Niall Donullach [Neil MacDonald] has an account of 'the Temple at Eorabie' [Teampull Mholuaidh, Eòropaidh/Eoropie, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. His patronymic is given as 'Niall mac Uilleam'.

Dates: 27 October 1873

Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 12 September 1890 to 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael but also used by John Ewen MacRury. The front cover bears a sticker which reads 'Gaelic Notes 1894-5. (Collection of traditions, tales, etc. by Alexander Carmichael (?). Many pages cancelled, indicating publication.) [Carmichael Watson Collection]'. The flyleaf reads 'Gaelic Notes, 1894-5' and the rear flyleaf contains a jotting which reads 'Wishing Guidhe'. The beginning of the notebook contains field notes made by Carmichael in Uibhist a...
Dates: 12 September 1890 to 1895

Notes about Dun Othail, 17 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/84
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Notes about Dun Othail [Dùn Othail, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] that it is a detached rock which overhangs the sea, is about two hundred feet high on teh sea side, has ruins on the top and is level with the land. He notes that it is 'Whilly impregnable except to guns.'

Dates: 17 October 1873

Notes and stories on Clan MacLeod, 29 August 1868

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/3
Scope and Contents Notes and stories on Clan MacLeod of Lewis ['Clann 'ic Leòid 'ic Thorcuil'] collected from Aonas Mac Aulay [Angus MacAulay], aged 82, Croc na h-Aoi, [An Cnoc/Knock, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. MacAulay describes how 16 or 18 members of the clan are buried 'under the stone at Aoi' [Eaglais na h-Aoidhe] having been killed by Iain Garbh in Iain Wylie's house in Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh]. The last of this clan was said to be a small crofter called Calum MacLeoid mac Thor[cuil] ic Leoid whose...
Dates: 29 August 1868

Notes on a mill at Loch a chrombaich Farm and accompanying sketches, 9 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/41
Scope and Contents Notes on a mill at Loch a chrombaich Farm [Loch Cromlach Farm, Tarasaigh/Taransay] describing how it is 'one of the old Big mills still working' unlike another one 'at Ceann-an Ol at junction of the Avonsui & Storno[wa]y road' [Ceann an Ora and Abhainnsuidhe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris and Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] which has not been working 'since 10 or 16 y[ea]rs' [c1854-1860]. Carmichael gives a detailed description of the mill including dimensions, construction,...
Dates: 9 July 1870

Notes on Caisteal a Mhorair or Bhorain, Bagh-Ghearadh, Tolasta, 17 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/83
Scope and Contents Notes on Caisteal a Mhorair or Bhorain, Bagh-Ghearadh, Tolasta [Tràigh Ghearadha, Tolstadh Bho Thuath, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] that it is a detached rock about one hundred feet high on which there are the remains of a house. A 'rocky dangerous path goes up on one side' and it 'Stands out ab[ou]t 60 y[ar]ds fr[om] precipce on southside' with the walls of the ruins following the edge of the rock making it 'Impreg[nable] except to guns'. He adds that a Lewis proprietor sent his wife...
Dates: 17 October 1873

Notes relating to rocks in Knapdale, South Uist and Lewis, 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/325
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Notes relating to rocks in Knapdale [Cnapadal], South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Lewis [Eilean Leòdhais], including that an old woman used to be seen 'at the Lic (a true rock) on s[outh] side Lochaoinirt' [Loch Aineort, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].

Dates: 1887

Observations on a travelling family on the Isle of Barra, 10 June 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/3
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Observations on a travelling family in Castlebay, Isle of Barra [Bàgh a' Chaisteil, Barraigh] noting their appearance, their intelligence and that the man was from Assynt [Asainte, Cataibh/Sutherland] and the woman from Lews [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 10 June 1901