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Mingulay Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Note about peats on Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/64
Scope and Contents Note about peats from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay stating that the peats are bad and scarce in Mingulay ''They are simp[ly] the surface soil cut off the rocks'. Stacks of peats at Biola Creag [Bual na Creige/Biulacraig] are mentioned though it is 'a dan[gerous] place for people to be working'. People from Bearnara [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] cut their peats on Mingulay and Mingulay people build peat-stacks 'round with stones as they do on St Kilda [Hiorta]'.
Dates: 1867

Note about Stron an Duin, 23 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/39
Scope and Contents Note collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Stron an Duin [Sròn an Dùin] that it is 500 feet high and that the lower part is 'like a warship'. He states that Donl Eachain MacLean [Donald Hector MacLean] and a step daughter of his would go down to the sea 'so would she go down the Blai-lin [Am Blai Lin] a pl[ace] only for expert rockers'.
Dates: 23 May 1869

Note about two 'Leaba chrabhai in Sanntrai' [Sanndraigh/Sandray], September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/127
Scope and Contents Note about two 'Leaba chrabhai in Sanntrai' [leaba-chràbhaidh, Sanndraigh/Sandray], that anyone who lay on them would be sterile and that some 'had the temerity to try the exper[iment]'. Vocabulary note that 'Leab-eileac = Leaba chrab[haidh]' and that there are another two stones in Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] which were left by the Lochlannaich [vikings].
Dates: September 1872

Note and story about Ciosmaol, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/58
Scope and Contents Note and story about Ciosmaol [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay stating that it was built by a Ruari Breac and was left by Ruari Breac [both Roderick MacNeil of Barra]. The first was married to a daughter of the Earl of Bute who was visited by a woman from Boradh [Borgh/Borve] with some new butter [as payment to her landlady]. She complained of having to live on a rock in the sea where she could not...
Dates: 1867

Note on superstitions relating to harvesting and fishing, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/58
Scope and Contents Note on superstitions relating to harvesting and fishing including that a man would take off his bonnet on seeing the new [harvest], that an east coast man who sees a salmon coming up with the net shakes his head and that in Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] the harvest is cut on a Friday, with the first corn sown being consecrated with holy water.
Dates: 1901

Note which reads 'Cladh C[aluim] chille in Miuthlaidh', 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/70
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Cladh C[aluim] chille [St Columba] in Miuthlaidh' [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay].
Dates: 1901

Notes about Leaba-Threòrai, Leaba mhioc Neil and Tir-unga Bhaothasdail, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/60
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, which reads 'Leaba-Threòrai - no tradition. Leaba mhioc Neil. Bha Mac neil ann an iuc/nook fon chreig. Tir-unga Bhaothasdail. This belonged to the MacNeils.' [Leaba Threòraidh, Leaba Mhic Neill and Tìrunga Baoghsdail/Boisdale Ounceland]
Dates: 1867

Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol-ruibhe], Naomh Brian[ain] and associated archaeological sites, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/74
Scope and Contents Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol Rubha], Naomh Brian[ain] [Brendan] and associated archaeological sites probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The notes describe Tobar Chal[uim] Chille [St Columba's Well] as a muddy spring in a small gully east of the lighthouse [Barra Head, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] and how St Maol Rubha's day was celebrated on Berneray 'as long as any of the old friamh had rel[atives] buried in the Cladh.' St Maol Rubha had a...
Dates: 1867

Notes and story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings], 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/71
Scope and Contents Notes and story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how they lived on Fuda [Fuidheigh/Fuday] and were killed there by Mac an Amhrais, an illegitimate son of MacNeil of Barra to prove, at MacNeil's request, that he was his son. The informant states, 'The Lochlannaich at one time owned all these islands,' and had a king called Barp 'who was the embodi[ment] of al that was fierce cruel and murderous'. When he died...
Dates: 1867

Notes on Miulay, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/48
Scope and Contents Notes on Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] describing its bay as 'of an ampitheatre form...like an old-fash[ioned] military saddles (sic)'. Croc Conain and Creagan rua [Cnoc Conain, Creagan Ruadh] are noted as where the houses 'stood of old when the plauge (sic) came' adding 'Creag na h-aoinaig and Biola creag [Bual na Creige] are the same.'
Dates: 1867