Drimsdale South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Carnach Mhor Dremsdale and Coilleag Dhonul Ghuirm [Càrnach Mhòr, Dreumasdal/Drimsdale and Coilleag Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm, both Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] including that cists, large bones, skulls, a house support and a stone pillar were found on Càrnach Mhòr under sixty feet of sand, and that Coilleag Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm was open.
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Laoi Na Frithe' collected from Barabal MacPhie, Dremisdale, S[outh] Uist [Barbara MacPhie, Dreumasdal/Drimsdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Dia romhan's Dia am dheoghai'. The charm is 'to secure that for which a person is looking' and it is stated that 'a person can ascertain before hand whether or not he will get his wishes or what he is in search of'. The text of the charm has been scored through in pencil and additions have been made to the text in both pen and...
Scope and Contents Family history and story about Clanvurich [Clann Mhuirich] Staoligeary [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Angus Currie, pauper, Iocar [Ìochdar] describing the different lands held by different generations of the clan up until they lost Stadhlaigearraidh as the seventeenth generation to have lived there over three hundred and sixty years. The name of the last member of the clan to hold it was Niall mac Lachlain ioc Neill ioc Dhonil [Niall mac...
Dates: 29 October 1872
Scope and Contents List of names, probably informants comprising Duncan MacLellan, Neill MacNeil 'mac Iain bhain', Isobel Chisholm and 'Barbal Drimsdale'.
Scope and Contents Note and diagram on a sand house that stood under the sand at Carnach Mhor, Dremsdale [Càrnach Mhòr, Dreumasdal/Drimsdale Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Scope and Contents Note on Caisteal Bheagrum [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its dimensions and condition with accompanying diagrams including measurements. Notes that 'Earth taken from Cé on the N[orth] side opp[osite] to raise the isle so the place is a sgala.' He states that the last person to be born on Eilean Bheagram, about one hundred and forty years ago [c1732] was Catrina niean Aonais ic Ruari niean Fir Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge], daughter of a daughter of Glenaldale...
Dates: 27 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note on religious festivals collected from Barbara MacPhie, Drimsdale, South Uist [Dreumasdal/Uibhist a Deas] including 'La fheill Moire na teacaireac' [Feast of the Annunciation] and 'La nan uile Naomh' [All Saints' Day]. She states that the sun dances on the Sunday after Good Friday 'in joy for a risen Saviour' and that she has seen it once, 'The sun alternately became green, red, and purple, and then gloriously bright white and jumped up and down and then danced with joy'. The text has been...
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Chi mi Caibeal Dhiar[maid], Na chreag iasg' [Donnchadh Mac Cuilcein/Duncan Mac Cuilcein] collected from Barbara MacPhi [Barbara MacPhie] aged 73, Dreumsdale [Dreumasdal/Drimsdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The song is composed of twenty lines and is interrupted with a note on where 'Teisteamul nan gauna' [Teistamul nan Gamhna] is. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 27 March 1872
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Laoi Alast Dhuinn' [Laoidh Alasdair Dhuinn] collected from Arch[ibald] Currie, aged forty-six years, Airdnamona Ioca[r] [Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Duisg a cholan as do chadal, S fhada n oiche noc gu suan duit'. The song is composed of eighty-six lines. The accompanying notes tell how Alasdair Donn was a Boisdale MacDonald [Baghasdal], who lived about five hundred years before and who was dead for twenty-four hourse, then rose, sang the song and then...
Dates: 28 October 1872
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Lorg an Ogain' [Seathan Mac Rìgh Beirbh or John, Son of the King of Bergen] collected from Aonas Mac Aonais [Angus MacInnes], crofter, Smearclait [Smeircleit/Smerclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Lorg an ogain seach an t-ath, Air ceum romhath tha ro-dhian'. The text has been scored through in ink and a transverse note on folio 10r reads 'Transcribed into MS Book No 4 page 7. 12 Nov[ember] 1870 A[lexander]. A[rchibald]. C[armichael].' Two annotations have been added in...
Dates: 13 January 1865 - 12 November 1870