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Torlum Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Story about Braobh-fhaothal and ghosts, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/143
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about Braobh-fhaothal that it is a burying place in Lianacleit close to tolarum [Lionacleit/Liniclate and Torlum, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and a family who lived there for seven years saw ghosts. One would write in the ashes with its fingers and another had a bare hand holding a caman [stick]. The stick was taken and thrown out to sea but when the man...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Story about the use of a ruin as a place of worship, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/148
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how when he was about twelve years old [c1798] he remembers the old people going to the tota [tobhta or ruin] at Bail-uachdrach [possibly Kenuachrach] to say their paidir as a pearsa eaglais [priest] was not able to come every Sunday. This suggests that the ruin was originally a church.
Dates: 20 January 1871