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Taransay Harris Inverness-shire Scotland

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

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

Note about a bronze brooch and pin found on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/51
Scope and Contents Note about a bronze brooch and pin found on Tarasaigh/Taransay by Mr Don[ald] MacDonald and given to Capt[ain] Thomas and deposited in the Antiquarian Museum in Edinburgh 'for which the late Mr [-] MacDonald Taransay got a letter of thanks from the Curators'.
Dates: 10 July 1870

Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 9 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/43
Scope and Contents Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay giving its dimensions as seventeen yards in diameter and describing the remains of it as the foundations 'all a grassy mound' on the slope of a hill and how a narrow passge leads from the outside to the centre. It was said that Dùn Loch an Dùin could be seen from this dun so that it 'Must have been 100 f[ee]t high'. Carmichael notes that there is 'A lump of a hill betw[een] these two duns' and that Capt[ain] Thomas made a plan of the dun some years before...
Dates: 9 July 1870