Boisdale South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 9 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 Song entitled 'Duan Fir Baoghasdail' and accompanying story collected from Raol Donnullach [Raghnall Dòmhnallach or Ranald MacDonald], aged 81 years, Geary mone [Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Ranald tells how a woman from Coll [Cola, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] 'had been in at Boisdale + she told of a duan [song] that a Coll man comp[osed] to the Laird of Coll'. [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and MacLean of Coll]. When Mor Leanach [Mòr Maclean, daughter...
Dates: 3 February 1874
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Is Ann A Ghabh Mi Mo Chead' collected from Catrina Pearson [Catherine Pearson or MacPherson] pauper, Ceanntangbhal, Barrai [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] beginning ''S ann a ghabh mi mo chead dhiot, A cheist nam fear oga'. The song has seven verses. The accompanying note states that the song was composed by the daughter of Donald son of MacNeil of Barra to James MacDonald of Clanranald, who got Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] after the MacNeils and...
Dates: 23 March 1871
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 'Oran Mhic ic Ailen', collected from Catrina Pearson [Catherine Pearson or MacPherson], Keantangval [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Sann a gha[bh] mi mo chead dhiot, A cheist nam fear oga'. The song is composed of fifty-eight lines. The accompanying story tells how the song was composed by the first James of Boisdale, who was the first person to get Boisdale after the MacNeils of Barra had it. His relationship to the MacDonald of Clanranald who was...
Dates: 23 March 1871
Scope and Contents Story about Alastair Mor nam Marst [Alasdair Mòr nam Mart or Alexander MacDonald of Boisdale] and Sir Tormad possibly collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Alasdair used to spend time with Mac Iain ic Sheumais [Donald MacDonald] and was married to 'Seonaid niean Iain ic Dhonil Ghuirm Shleibhte'. Alasdair sent a message to 'Fear Hamera not to come across Cuan Uist as long as he lived' and in return Fear Hamera challenged Alasdair to meet him at Auin Snizort [Abhainn Snizort or River...
Scope and Contents Story about 'Alast[air] mor nam marst' of Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Duncan MacLellan, clachair [mason], Càrnan/Carnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, telling how he was so small when he was born that it was difficult to deliver him but when he grew up he 'was as big as two men'. The story also tells how Alasdair was 'the first of the Boisdales' and that two of 'Bois[dale's] lads' dug up a boat that had been 'sunk in a hole between Boi[dale] and...
Dates: 17 January 1874
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Aireamh Muintir Dhubhain' and accompanying story collected from Catrina nic Lachlain ruai [Catherine MacQuien] Clachan a Ghloip [Clachan na Lùib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The note states that John Smith in Baghasdal [Boisdale, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] has the story and that Patruig Smith [Peter or Patrick Smith] also has the story 'Sgeul Choise Cèin'. Text has been scored through perhaps indicating it has been transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 5 October 1865
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgeul Chois O Cèin' [The Healing of Keyn's Foot] collected from Calum MacRath [Malcolm MacRae], shepherd, Abhuinn Suidhe [Abhainn Suidhe, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. Two notes written transversely on folio 2r, the first in the same ink states where and when the story was told and by whom, while the second is written in blue ink and notes MacRae's death in 1866. Two notes on folio 10r state 'A man at Boisdale [Baghasdal, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] is said to have this tale' (in...
Dates: 5 July 1865 to 25 March 1870