Tobha Beag South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Roderick MacDonald [Ruaraidh Saor] telling how the Duke of Tarentum was a little man and that he was very like his cousin Fear Howbig [Tobha Beag/howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Duke of Tarentum' stating that he visited Uist [Uibhist] in 1846 and left £10 a year to his cousins Alast[air] and Isebal [Alexander and Isabel MacEachan]. It gives details of the MacEachan family including a nephew of the Duke, who learned English under a tutor paid for by the Duke, and mentions two young men who were taken away on the Duke's ship.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cugarbhad, 'Righ nan Cat'' collected from Niall Maceachain [Neil MacEachan], crofter, Towbeag [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Macmhurich Mor Staoligearraidh [MacMhuirich mò from Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry] is out hunting and his dogs kill Cugarbhat in a cave. A cat asks MacMhuirich if his dogs killed Cugarbhat three times and on each occasion grows larger eventually jumping at MacMhuirich's throat. One annotation has been made to the text in pencil.
Dates: 16 May 1872
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Duke of Tarentum' collected from Donald Macintire [MacIntyre], also known as Donul mac Neill, age 84, Howbeag, South Uist [Tobha Beag/Howbeg, Uibhist a Deas] about the visit by the Marshal MacDonald, Duke of Tarentum 'about 45 [0 scored out and replaced with 5] years ago'. The story tells of the Duke's father's recollections of the Howbeg and also of how he gave money to some relatives and took 'a stocking of earth' from Tota na Bracha [Tobhta na Bracha, Uibhist a Deas/South...
Dates: 6 April 1877
Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen and accompanying poem, 1892
Scope and Contents Story relating to George Munro, John Munro, Hugh MacEachen and Father Ranald MacEachen. The story tells how George Munro lived until he was ninety-one years old and was the son of John Munro, minister of Duirinish, Skye [Diùirinis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. Once when Clanranald was on the Isle of Skye, he asked John Munro what favour he could do him and the reply was to give Uibhist a Deas/South Uist to his son George. On another occasion George 'showed kindness' to Father Ranald...
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the front inside cover with 'Alexander Arch[ibal]d Carmichael H. M. Inland Revenue. Iocar, South Uist 27th April 1872 No IV' [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas] Printed on the front cover are the words 'General Entry Book No, 247'. The book contains five stories 'Clann Uisne', 'Torac na Taine', 'Rocabarraidh', 'Cugarbhad, Righ nan Cat' and an untitled story about a cockerel and a fox, collected in Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, Beinn na...