Newton North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Archaeological notes on Bearnaray Harris, 29 April 1871
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Bearnaray Harris [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made in the company of 'Mrs MacNeill Newton & her sister Miss Famy Macdonald Scolpaig & her brother Mr Macdonald Newton. Among the shell mound on Borve machair' [Newton and Scolpaig, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and Borgh/Borve, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray]. Carmichael describes 'Heaps of stones here & there & rows of stones on edge generally in a circle or a sphere' of various sizes and also heaps...
Dates: 29 April 1871
Story about a Bean Nithidh [washerwoman], January 1871
Scope and Contents Story about a man in Sgir Mhiongais in Skye, possibly Ruandunain [Minginis/Minginish, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye], who met a bean-nighe [washer-woman] who gave him a gri'eagag [griogag or bead] and told him that as long as he kept it he would be happy. This happened but one day his brother put on his vest for church and discovered the griogag sewn into the vest. He looked at it losely then raised it up but when he lowered his hand it had disappeared. It was never found and the man who...
Dates: January 1871
Story about gravestones being mistaken for grey lag geese, 1887
Scope and Contents Story about gravestones being mistaken for grey lag geese, in which a man by the name of [Captain Thomas?] Gray having mistaken gravestones at Clachan [Clachan na Luib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] for greylag geese began to sketch them and make notes and continued to do so despite being told of his mistake by 'Norman the Bank'.
Story about 'Iain Og mac Mhic ic Neil', 1867
Scope and Contents Story collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about 'Iain Og mac Mhic ic Neil' [Iain Òg mac Mhic ic Neill] telling how when a shipwreck occurred off Vaslan [Vaslain, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] he sent people to get a doradh [dorgh or handline] to save the people who had been on board. Stones were put on the end of the lines and it was these stones which killed the people when thrown to them. The survivors told the king that Iain Òg had killed them and the king said...