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Taransay Harris Inverness-shire Scotland

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast and accompanying sketch and stories about MacLeod of Harris and Campbells of Taransay, 11 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/70
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Aird Niseboast [Àird Niosabost, Na Hearadh] and accompanying sketch showing the dimensions of the obelisk and stones and describing their positions. He notes that there is no tradition about Àird Niosabost other than 'the Ord bhairneach na caillich'. The first story tells how MacLeod of Harris used to make a smudan to request the Ta[a]n[say] [Tarasaigh] peop[le] come to pay their rent' describing how proprietors can part company with or take on a new tenant. The second...
Dates: 11 July 1870

Song beginning 'U o laoill o A hio naileibh', 21 November 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/133
Scope and Contents Song collected from Ranald MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris at Trumaisegearraidh/Trumisgarry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist beginning 'U o laoill o A hio naileibh, A mhnathan nach tog sibh leibh m eubha'. The song is composed of eleven lines, the first line is noted as being repeated. The text has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 21 November 1870

Story about Comhail Mhic Leoid and Ord bhairneach, 8 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/23
Scope and Contents Story about Comhail Mhic Leoid [Clach MhicLeòid, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] that it was where MacLeod signalled to the people of Tarasaigh/Taransay that they had to come and pay their rent. The story continues by describing the 'Ord bhairneach' which an old woman had and which when striking the limpets broke in three. The three fragments were scattered one [presumably] at Clach MhicLeòid, one at Steinegri [Stangrigary] and the third at Aoi [Uidh], now known as Clach an t-sagairt.
Dates: 8 July 1870