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Huisinis Isle of Harris Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Fenian story about the 'Gille Glas', c1865

Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/14
Scope and Contents

Fenian story collected from Alexander Urquhart, manager to Alexander MacRae, known as Fear Huisnis, probably at Abhainnsuidhe, Harris [Huisnis/Huishnish, Na Hearadh]. The story includes an aside about a type of pine candle once used throughout the Highlands and remembered by the reciter.

Dates: c1865

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1870 to 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing the stories 'Rocabarrai' and 'Cugarbhad'; some songs and song fragments; customs relating to religious festivals, particularly on the Isle of Barra; stories about the MacNeil of Barra; stories and archaeological notes on Castle Beagram [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]; cattle charms and stories about the Lochlannaich [Vikings]. As well as archaeological notes on chapels and cemeteries the majority of the notebook...
Dates: 1870 to 1872

List of places in Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/59
Scope and Contents

List of places in Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris including a note that Huisinnish [Huisinis] is near Caolas an Scarp and that it has good tillage.

Dates: 10 July 1870

Story about a man who comandeers a boat near Aird Huisinis, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/25
Scope and Contents

Story about a man, probably a merman, who comandeers a boat near Aird Huisinis [Àird Huisinis/Huisinis, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] and never speaks a word for years before disappearing again.

Dates: c1875

Story about how John Campbell got his lands in Harris, c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/62
Scope and Contents Story about how John Campbell got his lands in Harris [Na Hearadh]. In the story Campbell stepped in for MacLeod of Dunvegan's son in a duel and killed the opponent. They and MacLeod of Dunvegan rewarded Campbell for his bravery by giving him the lands of Huishinish, Leosavagh, Bunavinsui, Cliasamal and Miavag [Huisinis, Leòsabhal, Bun Abhainn Suidhe, Cliasmol and Miabhaig, all Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. MacLeod also made the condition that Campbell should marry, which he did and had five...
Dates: c1872