Skip to main content

Mingulay Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Uistean mhic Illeaspa Chalum', 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/30
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Uistean mhic Illeaspa Chalum' probably collected from Mary MacDonald, aged about 28 years, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay beginning 'S Minig a thachra riut eir sheallach, Fraochan feirge eir a mhalai'. The song is composed of forty-one lines. The text contains some amendments and has been scored through in ink with 'B[ook] [-] P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] June 16 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]' written transversely across it.
Dates: 22 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Story about a sick woman in an unthatched house, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/33
Scope and Contents Story about a sick woman in an unthatched house on Miùghlaigh/Mingulay in which Carmichael was encouraged by 'My old friend Ruary' [Roderick MacNeil] to visit the sick woman even although Carmichael did not know her as Roderick thought she would appreciated it. On arriving at the house he was surprised that the woman was young and 'comely' but saw that she was completely paralysed with rheumatism. He also noticed that there was only a tiny amount of roof over the bed where she lay as 'The whole...
Dates: 1867

Story about a water horse or each-uisge, 23 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/38
Scope and Contents Story about a water horse or each-uisge collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how a water horse took a girl away from her house on a Sunday and laid his head on her knee but she cut her apron around him to escape. He came again the following Sunday and carried her off to Creagan-oillt [possibly Creagan Uillt, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] and they were also seen at Glaic an da Bheann [Glaic an Dà Bheann]. After that her lungs were found floating on Lon-greann [possibly Lòn Mòr,...
Dates: 23 May 1869

Story about bird hunting, 23 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/32
Scope and Contents Story collected from Ruary an Ruma [Roderick MacNeil], Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, telling how he stood on a ledge and got '8 score & 14 [birds] [larg[e] & Din] & 300 eggs. 20 score & 12 score he stearadh one day.' He adds that the dog would help him by jumping up when the birds flew. 'He lost 18 dogs with the rocks.' The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 23 May 1869

Story about Bliana nan Sasunach, 23 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/33
Scope and Contents Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Bliana nan Sasunach [Bliadhna nan Sasannach the year of the Englishmen] telling how Iain mac Fh[earchair] ic M[hurchaidh], was hanged without trial by Captain Scott and his men, about 600 of whom were on Beàrnaraigh/Berneray and Mingulay for a week. He was Roderick's uncle, being her son before she was married. The story tells how the soldiers took everything and how the islanders fled in fear of them. Two men went into the...
Dates: 23 May 1869

Story about Captain Scott on Isle of Barra and Mingulay, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/72
Scope and Contents Story about Captain [Caroline] Scott probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Described as 'notorious', the story states how Scott and his soldiers who carried themselves 'most ferociously' hanged a big, strong man named Iain mac Fhearchair ic Mhurachaidh ic Neill with out a trial or a judge. The story tells how the soldiers 'amused them[selves] by flaying the cattle of the people alive and allowing them to run mad about the island.' One man wisely...
Dates: 1867

Story about 'Iain Og mac Mhic ic Neil', 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/61
Scope and Contents Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about 'Iain Og mac Mhic ic Neil' [Iain Òg mac Mhic ic Neill] telling how when a shipwreck occurred off Vaslan [Vaslain, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] he sent people to get a doradh [dorgh or handline] to save the people who had been on board. Stones were put on the end of the lines and it was these stones which killed the people when thrown to them. The survivors told the king that Iain Òg had killed them and the king said...
Dates: 1867

Story about Mac a Chreachain, 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/59
Scope and Contents Story about Mac a Chreachain probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. In it Mac a' Chreachain prophesies that Ciosmaol [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] will be 'na garrai beiste dugh' [a cave for a black beast] and is sent to Maol donaich [Maol Dòmhnaich] as a punishment. He threw a stone into the sea and later caught a fish which had swallowed the same stone. He predicted that Barrai [Barraigh/Isle of Barra] would be full of...
Dates: 1869

Story about Major MacDonald, baillie and a dispute between two men from Mingulay, 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/15
Scope and Contents Story about two men who come from Mingulay [Miùghlaigh] to get advice from Major MacDonald, baillie on Barra [Barraigh] to settle a dispute. The major offers to settle the matter there and then but the men insist that they all go to the landlord's house in Eoligarry [Eòligearraidh] to have it settled there.
Dates: 1869

Story about ravens killing each other, 1901

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/80
Scope and Contents Story about ravens killing each other in which Calum MacPhie, Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] and his father on the way to the peats saw two ravens fighting in the air and then one fell down dead at their feet. 'The smell from it was awful'. Text has been scored through.
Dates: 1901