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Mingulay Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:

Story about Ruary an Ruma and tea-drinking, 1867

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/65
Scope and Contents Story about Ruary an Ruma [Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] telling how he had only once before had a cup of tea. Carmichael notes this as 'Strange' and on asking him how he liked the tea he had been served by the school-servant he replied 'Manamsa Dhia gu bheil gle mhath. Ach bu cho mhath liom an siucar eir uisge teth ris a so! Nach bu mhath luidh mhic Righ B[h]reitean seach an seo?'.
Dates: 1867

Story about son of MacPhee of Colonsay and how he came to live in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, 23 March 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/6
Scope and Contents Tale, probably told by John Pearson or John MacPherson, cottar, Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra, concerning the son of MacPhee of Colbhasa/Colonsay and how he and his descendants came to inhabit Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Having been dispossessed of Colonsay, MacPhee's son came to Barra where he found employment as MacNeil's manager. No boat had been coming from Mingulay, so MacPhee's son was sent there. When he found all the islanders dead of plague, the crew would not allow him back...
Dates: 23 March 1871

Story about the bird Langai [langaid or guillemot], 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/41
Scope and Contents Story about the bird Langai [langaid or guillemot] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay describing its seemingly unjust feeding behaviour in which two guillemots feed their peite [chick] but the bigger chick does not finish its food so the parent of the smaller chick takes it and gives it to its young instead. The parent of the larger one returns, sees that its chick has nothing and goes to the smaller chick, picks it up in its bill and throws it over...
Dates: 1867

Story about the King of Spain's daughter and MacLean of Duart, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/68
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about the daughter of the King of Spain and MacLean of Duart. In the story the King of Spain's daughter has a dream about MacLean of Duart and so decides to go and find him. On arriving in Duart, Am Muile/Isle of Mull she meets him and asks him to go to Spain with her. To get rid of her he blows up the boat and then decides to get rid of his wife as well. He strands his wife on 'sgeir McLean' at Sliosmore []...
Dates: 1867

Story about the population of Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay], 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/34
Scope and Contents Story about the population of Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay], probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, describing how three hundred years previously [c1560] MacNeil of Barra sent a boat over to the island during winter to see why there was a lack of activity. A man named MacPhie was sent on land to find out 'When he came to the houses which then stood on a rocky [Rua] N[orth] E[ast] of the present village he found all within dead.' On arriving back at the boat MacPhie was asked what he had found...
Dates: 1867

Story about Vikings shipwrecked on Mollacag, 23 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/36
Scope and Contents Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay which tells how a Long Lochlannach [Viking ship] was broken on a rock called Mollacag at Airghrian [possibly Àird Ghrèin] about '120 or 60 years ago' [c1750 or c1810 or c1710, if 160 years ago is meant]. The gullies filled up with the bodies. The females were drowned, their gold taken away and they were refused permission 'to build in the sea'. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 23 May 1869

Story and notes on MacNeil of Barra's rentals on Mingulay, 23 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/35
Scope and Contents Story and notes collected from Roderick MacNeil, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how 'Barra one year made a rent of £14,000' and how MacNeill [MacNeil of Barra] came over fourteen days before Lunasdal stayed until '14 days of Foghar'. No one dared to go to Lianamal [Liànamul] before he came. The measurements of feorlig and peighinn are noted according to how many [barrels] are paid in rent according to feorlig or peighinn. The story states that 'All were taken from Lianamal. After that MacNeill...
Dates: 23 May 1869

Two songs relating to Seumas Sasunach and accompanying story, 8 August 1867 to 17 June 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/36
Scope and Contents Two songs and accompanying story collected from Ruary an Ruma MacNeil [Roderick MacNeil] aged 88, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The story tells how 'Seumas Sasunach mac Eoin mhic ogh an Oll[amh] Illeaich' came to Mingulay and stayed for a year at the house of a man who had a very beautiful wife. He poisoned the husband and he and the man's widow decided to marry she being pregnant with his child. Seumas was in the boat waiting for his wife to be, when he saw her coming down the beach, she realised that...
Dates: 8 August 1867 to 17 June 1869

Two stories about Ruary an tartair [Roderick MacNeil] and accompanying notes about Barraigh/Isle of Barra], 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/25
Scope and Contents Two stories about Ruary an tartair [Ruairidh an Tartair or Roderick MacNeil], the first being that when he had dinner he would send a servant to the top of He-eveall [Sheabhal/Heabhal, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] with a trumpet to proclaim as such, noting that 'Biola-creag was the badge on MacNeils livery' [Bual na Creige/Biulacraig, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] and that it is the 'third if not the second highest [cliff] in Britain'. The second story tells how he went to challenge Rob Roy [MacGregor] but...
Dates: 1867

Vocabulary note for Lùthar and sketch, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/73
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for Lùthar and sketch probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, which reads 'A Luthar makes a dread[ful] sound pre[vious] to a West wind. It indic[ates] a gale of West wind.' The sketch shows the shape of the Lùthar.
Dates: 1867