Scalpay Harris (parish) Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about duns in Harris [Na Hearadh] and on the placename 'Piocair'. Duns listed include Dun-nise Gall at Cairminnis in Strand [Dùn Innisgall, Cairminis, Srannda/Strond], Dun Lochann duin, Scalpey [Dùn Loch an Duin, Scalpaigh/Scalpay] and Clach a Phiocair, 'one of the stones of the dun on Loch Steisevad' [Clach a' Phiocair, Loch Steisebhat]. Carmichael notes there is a dun north of Rodal [Roghadal/Rodel] and that Donl Macmillan [Donald MacMillan] there can show him the Picts' house at N[orth]...
Scope and Contents Note about John Macdiarmid, Scalpay [Sgalpaigh] which states his patronymic and that his father was steward to Campbell of Srannda [Strond, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris].
Scope and Contents Note that Prince Charles [Edward Stuart] slept in a now ruined house in an unnamed place [possibly Scalpaigh/Scalpay]. The site of the house is noted as a 'square plate of freestone'.
Scope and Contents Notes relating to inscriptions at Rodel Church [Tùr Chliamainn/St Clement's Church, Roghadal/Rodel, Na Hearadh/Harris] including 'R[oderick] C[ampbell] and A[nn] M[ac] S[ween] 1725', [the parents] of 'Miss Ann Campbell of Scalpay' [Eilean Scalpaigh] and 'Bao-mainis = M[ale] child unbap[tised]'.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' beginning 'Ailean Duinn o i shiulain leat' and accompanying story in English collected from Mor NicLeoid bean Iain Choiniginn [Mòr or Marion MacLeod], Scalpeidh, Na Hearradh [Scalpaigh/Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Harris]. The song is composed of forty lines, some of which have been completed later with a different pencil. The narrative about the song, given in English, states that it was composed by Ann Campbell nian Dhonil ic Iain Oig to Alan mac Mhurachaidh. Details are...
Dates: 19 March 1877
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha Mhic a Phearsoin' beginning 'Mheud sa thain[ig] do Chlann a Phearsa[in]' collected from Alex Macinnon [Alexander MacKinnon], bard, Scalpey Isle [Scalpaigh/Scalpay], aged 80 years.
Dates: 13 September 1873
Scope and Contents Story about whales and sharks probably collected on Ìle/Islay describing the whales a leaping twenty feet high and continuing to jump a long way from Glass Light up to Loch Bhrollam [Eilean Glas, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris and Loch Bhrollauim, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. Also makes notes about squid and describes the teeth, fins and blood of shark-like creatures. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887