Rossinish Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
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
Scope and Contents Notes on 'Flora MacDonald saying she lived at Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], and querying if it was at Roisnis [Ròisinis/Rossinish, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] that she left with Prince Charlie or if it was Loch Aoineart [Loch Aineort, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Scope and Contents Story about Don[u]l mac Iain Mhuid[eartaich] [Dòmhnall mac Iain Mhuideartaich] that he lived at Beagram Isle [Eilean Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] not in the castle but in the houses. The end of the note reads 'Then Aonas mor mac Raoil ic Ailein. Flora Macdonald & the Prince [Bonnie Prince Charlie] left Roisinis [Rossinish, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] for Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach]'.
Dates: 27 March 1872
Scope and Contents Story about Eilean or Caisteal Bheagram, telling how it was built by Allan mac Iain mhic Iain Mhuideartich [Allan MacDonald] a brother of Clanranald. He began building at 'Iollan a chaisteal at Fadhail Hough', which he abandoned and then built Caisteal Bheagram. His son, Ranald, lived at Caisteal Bhuirgh [Borve Castle, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] which according to John mac Eachain was built by Eifirig ni Choinnich. A deleted note states that Flora MacDonald sailed with the Prince [Charles...
Dates: 13 April 1870
Scope and Contents Story collected from Eachann Macleoid [Hector MacLeod], aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuiri, Lianacleit [Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. His patronymic is given as 'Each[ann] mac Dhonul ic 'Urchai ic Neil ic Coinnich ic Iain ic Ruari ic Thormaid ic Uilleam ic Thorcail ic Leoid Leothais'. Hector states that he is the same age as Clanranald and that his great grandfather Niall mac Leoid [Neil MacLeod] came with Sine ni[gh]ean mhic Leoid Leodhais [Eilean...
Dates: 20 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Prince Charlie' and telling the story of a blanket specially made for Bonnie Prince Charlie [Prince Charles Edward Stuart] after his defeat at Culloden, when he was staying Roisinish [Ròisinis/Rossinish]. An unmarried woman there by the name of MacMillan heard he had no bed clothes so persuaded her neighbours to make a blanket for him. They worked non-stop on the blankets and 'dried [them] on the face of the rocks of...
Scope and Contents Three stories collected from John MacKinnon, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about crodh mara or sea-cattle and the MacDonalds. The first story tells how Mac Dhonuil Dui lived in a house 200 yards west of Teampull na Trionaid with his wife but they had no family or cattle. MacDonald Dubh fell ill and every morning and evening a cow 'bo mhaol bhui[dhe]' visited them to be milked but was never seen between times. One day, while milking the wife spilt milk and cursed the cow and her...
Dates: 18 January 1871