Staoinebrig South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Charm beginning 'Cuir mise sian a bheatha bhuain' [Sian a Bheatha bhuain or Charm of the Lasting Life] probably collected from Fionaghal MacLeod [Flora MacLeod], cottar, at Carnan, Iocar [Càrnan, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. Written across the text in ink is 'Transcribed B[ook] III p[age] 180 and the text has been scored through.
Dates: 10 April 1874
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Eolas Na Bui Buidhe[ach]' for healing jaundice collected from Angus MacEachain [MacEachen], herd, Stainabirg [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] including the story of a case in which the charm was used. Angus was called to treat the daughter of Roderick MacMillan, farmer, Peinnan aorain [Peighinn nan Aoireann/Peninerine, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] 'a stout portly good looking girl' aged 18 or 19. Angus made a great show of heating a red hot poker, asked her...
Scope and Contents Charm entitled 'Snaile' [Thread] collected from Fionaghal MacLeod [Flora MacLeod], cottar, at Carnan, Iocar [Càrnan, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The charm begins 'Ni mi air obair ri shul, A uc[hd] Phead[air] a uc[hd] Phoil'. Written across the text in ink is 'Transcribed B[ook] III p[age] 126.
Dates: 10 April 1874
Scope and Contents Charm for healing probably collected from Fionaghal MacLeod [Flora MacLeod], cottar, at Carnan, Iocar [Càrnan, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The charmer has to take water from a well at sunrise in a particular manner and three stones from the edge or bottom of the well. One stone is thrown over their shoulder with a phrase beginning 'Rosad [ag]us farmad na bhas deoi a bheo'aich (no'n) duine' and the other two are put in the water with silver or a brooch '6d is broken money & will not...
Dates: 10 April 1874
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse probably collected from Janet MacIsaac or Currie, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Bial De [dhuse] Aingeal geal alainn, Aingeal an dorust gach tai[gh], Gus an tig an la m[h]air[each]' [Urnaigh Smaladh Teine or Prayer for Smooring the Fire].
Dates: 19 October 1870
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Janet Currie bean F[h]ion[nlai]gh mac Iain ic Ruar[aidh] Alan Sta[oin]abrig.' [Janet MacIsaac, Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]
Scope and Contents Note on Caisteal Bheagrum [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its dimensions and condition with accompanying diagrams including measurements. Notes that 'Earth taken from Cé on the N[orth] side opp[osite] to raise the isle so the place is a sgala.' He states that the last person to be born on Eilean Bheagram, about one hundred and forty years ago [c1732] was Catrina niean Aonais ic Ruari niean Fir Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge], daughter of a daughter of Glenaldale...
Dates: 27 March 1872
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Duan an Domhnaich' [The Poem of the Lord's Day], collected from Seonaid Churrai [Janet Currie], Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Duan an Donaich a dh ghil, Finn foinneart Chriost a chonai[dh]'. The song is composed of fifty-six lines and has been scored through in ink. Written transversely over the first page of text is, 'Transcribed into Book 3 page 91 10/11 1870 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].'
Dates: 19 October 1870 and 10 November 1870