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Heisker North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Story entitled 'An t Each Uisge', 28 February 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/24
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t Each Uisge' ['The Water-Horse'] collected from Manus Mac Neacail [Magnus Nicolson], Carbost [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how a woman in Uisgegeir or Aoidhsgeir [possibly Theisgeir/Heisker] had a prophesy in which a calf born in Uibhist/Uist would save the island from a water-horse. Two MacKenzies would be sitting on a hill and would see two crows, one of which would drop a bone, which would hit one of them on the head and they would die....
Dates: 28 February 1861