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Mingulay Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...
Dates: c1868 to 16 June 1876

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1901

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW110
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Inscribed on the inside front cover is 'Alexander Carmichael, 32 Polworth Gardens, Edinburgh, 11/4 1901' [11 April 1901]. The text is written in both pen and pencil and all of it has been scored through, as if to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere. The notebook contains vocabulary collected from travelling people, stories about St Columba, proverbs, hymns, stories about prophecy, some notes on birds and otters and cures. The majority of...
Dates: 1901

Fragment of a story about Calum Cille [St Columba], 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/75
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story about Calum Cille [St Columba] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which describes him as 'na dhuin[e] cruai[dh]' [a hard man]. A crowd of people were watering Calum Cille's crops when one man asked the housekeeper, who was baking, for some food. She refused him and then he asked for a piece of dough 'as ne Dia' [in the name of God?] and she said she could not refuse him. The man put the dough on the fire and it turned into...
Dates: 1867

Fragment of a story about MacLean of Suart's daughter and MacNeil of Barra, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/67
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which tells how MacLean of Duart's daughter was married to MacNeil of Barra that they did not get on together. They travelled to see her father in Am Muile/Isle of Mull but on their return she asked to stop in the Sound of Mull/An Caol Muileach to collect some dulse. When she was ashore MacNeil abandoned her and she was drowned on the rocks. On his return home, MacNeil married the daughter of Fear-Chean...
Dates: 1867

Incomplete story about duns and Lochlannaich [Vikings], 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/47
Scope and Contents Incomplete story about duns and Lochlannaich [Vikings] describing how the people in Dùn Mhiùghlaigh [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] were throwing arrows at the people on Githarum [Gèarum Mòr] and the Lochlannaich so that they had to move to Dùn Bhriste [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] but the Miùghlaigh people attacked them again and they had to move further and further north to get away from them. The incomplete part of the story begins to tell about the arrival of a Lochlannaich vessel with wood.
Dates: 1867

Note about a holy woman and vocabulary, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/62
Scope and Contents Note about a holy woman in Miulay [Miulaigh/Mingulay] that she was 'so holy' she would not share a drinking vessel with a Protestant but also notes 'She was a great thief + lies'. The vocabulary note reads 'Eirigeach = Heretic'.
Dates: 1901

Note about Croc-Coinein, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/63
Scope and Contents Note collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Croc-Coinein [or Cnoc Conain], that old houses stood there, that it is a 'sandy rocky stony place covered with sea-holly' and describing the colour of the sea-holly.
Dates: 1867

Note about Crois an t suichain, 23 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/34
Scope and Contents Note collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which reads, 'Crois an t suichain [Crois an t-Suidheachain] where the priest used to say mass in the olden times.'
Dates: 23 May 1869

Note about Laoi Mhic Ceallain, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/62
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Ruary [Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] has Laoi Mhic Ceallain remarkable correct. He appreciated it highly.'
Dates: 1867

Note about Na Druinnich, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/49
Scope and Contents Note about Na Druinnich, stating that they 'built all the duns in these isle[s]. They were their places of defence against the attacks of the Lochlannaich [Vikings]' and listing the places in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay and Beàrnaraigh/Berneray where the Druinnich lived.
Dates: 1867