Nunton Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes on Caisteal Bhuiri [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and Clanranald. Among the notes it is stated that Raol mac Alein [Raghnall mac Ailein] was the last to inhabit Caisteal Bhuirgh and that he added the porch and extended the west side of it. The castle was originally built on a sgeir mhara and Biorlain mac ic Ailein [Clanranald's birlinn] was anchored 'in a poll' to the east side of it. After that, children used to swim there. In...
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes collected from John MacKinnon, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist on the construction of Teampull na Trionaid. Included in the details are that the gable of the building fell down after people dug at the foundations to get the flagstone which were there. A man known as Uilleam Clachair, possibly William Paterson, who came from Assaint a Tua [Asainte/Assynt, Cataibh/Sutherland] to work at Baile Raghnaill/Balranald and Baile nan Caileach/Nunton...
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Biographical notes on the poet Uilleam Ros [William Ross] collected from Alastair Mac Coinnich [Alexander MacKenzie], Loch Uisge-bhadh [Loch Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] originally from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], including how he met Alastair's mother [Mary MacKenzie], for whom he wrote 'Moladh na h-Oighe Gaelaich'; how shortly before he died, Ross burned all his books; about the relationship between him and Mor Ros, for whom he wrote many poems...
Dates: 14 March 1866
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Journal entry on visit to the manse at Musdale which reads 'Left Kilean Kintire [Killean, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] at 8 am 10 June 1887 Rev Don[ald] Macdonald (Nunton) [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] not at home his mother + sister here. Met Miss Colville + her brother at Manse - Musdale [Mùsdal/Musdale].'
Dates: 10 June 1887
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
Scope and Contents Notes about religious sites at Keallin and Croc an Torrain [Ceallan/Kallin and Cnoc an Torrain/Knockintorran, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], Nunton [Baille nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].
Song entitled 'Alain Airech Ainemeil' or 'Ailein Aighneach Ainmeil' and accompanying story, 12 March 1869 to 6 May 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Alain Airech Ainemeil' or 'Ailein Aighreach Ainmeil' collected from Mary Ghillis [Gilles], Nunton [Baile nan Chailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula], age 60 from Barra [Barraigh]. A note states that it was composed by a woman in South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] to one of the Clanranalds. Text written transversely on folio 27v appears to be another verse for the song. Text has been scored out with a note which reads 'Trans[cribed] Thursday May 6 1869 A. A. C.'
Dates: 12 March 1869 to 6 May 1869
Scope and Contents 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
Scope and Contents Stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, about Captain Ranald MacDonald, father of Flora MacDonald, telling how he built the first house at Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] 'after the Tota mhòr was burnt in 1715 - the night of Sheriffmuir. Allan was the Clanranald who was killed there', noting that he was killed by a man he had sent out of the country who shot him with a sixpence. Allan MacDonald of Clanranald is also quoted...
Dates: 12 April 1870