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Colonsay Argyllshire Scotland

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Subject Source: Local sources

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Story about Nighean Mhic Gillechalum Rarsay, 23 March 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/9
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from John Pearson or John MacPherson, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Historical tale about NIghean Mhic Gillechaluim Rarsay or the daughter of MacLeod of Raasay/Ratharsair, who drowned a ship through witchcraft. Aged only 18, she was bled to death by her two brothers, both doctors, at her father's request, on the grounds that she was 'worse than Nic a Phie Cholasay' [MacPhee of Colbhasa/Colonsay. The brothers afterwards went to India.
Dates: 23 March 1871