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Balivanich Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological note relating to a stone found on Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, 29 August 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/108
Scope and Contents Archaeological note relating to a stone found on Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula by Archibald MacRury, Bailevanaich [Baile Mhanaich/Balivanich] described as being a small stone with a hole and found in the strand at half-tide 'just below tunga' that summer at Ua Oirisy Mianaish an underground cave between Roisnish and Scarigleoid [Uamh Orasaigh Mheanais, Orasaigh, Meanais, Ròisnis/Rossinish and Sgaraileòd]. There is also a sketch of the stone. MacRury also states that he 'Got bra [quern] found at...
Dates: 29 August 1870

Note and stories relating to Flora MacDonald's family, 12 April 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/77
Scope and Contents Note and stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] relating to Flora MacDonald's family, including the relationship between Mrs MacLellan's own family and Flora's family, Mrs MacLellan being the grand-daughter of Flora's younger brother Angus. Angus had a very large family of ten sons and four daughters. Her family connections with other well known MacDonald families are also noted. The story of how Flora's eldest brother Ranald died in a gun...
Dates: 12 April 1870

Note of places on Benbecula for 'Soll', 18 January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/138
Scope and Contents

Note which reads 'Places where holes for Soll (soul) [sole] on east side of bun L[och] ephort Ruheva[?) at B[ali]vanaich below Nunton & out at the baigh on east side B[en]becula' [Locheport, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist, Ruabhal/Rueval, Baile Mhanaich/Balivanich, Baile nan Cailleach/Nunton all Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].

Dates: 18 January 1871

Stories about Cladh Chaluim Chille Bailvanaich and Caibeal Mhoire Nunton, 27 April 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/56
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Stories collected from John MacLellan or Iain Ban, Hacleit [Haclait/Hacklet, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] about Cladh Chaluim Chille Bailvanaich [Baile Mhanaich/Balivanich] and Caibeal Mhoire, Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach]. The story tells how the first man to be buried at Cladh Mhoire was a man who drowned off Barraigh/Isle of Barra but whose body was found at Nunton.

Dates: 27 April 1872

Story about 'MacCallain' and 'Frith making', 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/65
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about Duncan McInnes [MacInnes], Balavanaich [Baile a Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn an Faoghla/Benbecula] also known as MacCallain [Mac Ailein] who was well-known for making 'frith' [making incantations for a missing person]. Once a boat was caught in a winter storm returning from Uig, Lewis [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] and with no wreckage or people it and its crew were thought lost. Mac Ailein was approached for frith and...
Dates: 1895

Story entitled 'Cu Du Mhic a Phi' and accompanying alternative version, 28 October 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/97
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cu Du Mhic a Phi' [Cù Dubh Mhic a' Phì] collected from Archibald Currie, shoemaker, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells of the wife of the shepherd called Mac a' Phì who lives by Loch Ollabhat and is asked to provide cloth by a lady at Loch Olabhat/Loch Olavat and Bailemhanaich/Balivanich both Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula. She panics that she will not be able to meet the task and summons the fairies to help. Realising that it was probably unwise to enlist...
Dates: 28 October 1872

Story entitled 'Torac na Taine', 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154/2
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torac na Taine' collected from Padruig Moirestean [Peter Morrison], crofter, Bailemhanaich, Beinn'a-Faola [Baile a' Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] by Alexander Carmichael and written up by Robert Urquhart, preventive officer, who was a colleague of Carmichael's, on 17 and 18 April 1866. The story tells of the life of Cuchulain from the discovery of his strength and fighting prowess to his death at the hands of sorcerers. The incidents of the...
Dates: 1872

Story entitled 'Torrac na Taine', 17 April 1866 to 18 April 1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW104/19
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Torrac na Taine' collected from Padraig Morristan [Peter Morrison] Bailevanaich [Baile a Mhanaich/Balivanich, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula], who heard it 'bho Dhoul rua Du'allach ann na Aird Bh. faola' [from Domhnall Ruadh Dhughaill/Donald MacDougall, Aird, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. The story tells how an Irish nobleman is invited to a wedding and unknown to him his nine year old son Cuchullain [Cuchulain] follows him. At the castle, Cuchulain is playing shinty and hits the...
Dates: 17 April 1866 to 18 April 1866

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW154
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the front inside cover with 'Alexander Arch[ibal]d Carmichael H. M. Inland Revenue. Iocar, South Uist 27th April 1872 No IV' [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] Printed on the front cover are the words 'General Entry Book No, 247'. The book contains five stories 'Clann Uisne', 'Torac na Taine', 'Rocabarraidh', 'Cugarbhad, Righ nan Cat' and an untitled story about a cockerel and a fox, collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, Beinn...
Dates: 1872