Isle of Lewis Ross and Cromarty Scotland
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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.
Note that it was 'Cailleach Lochlanach' who burned the woods on Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis, 8 July 1870
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.
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'.
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.'
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].
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.