Vatersay Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about Cladh Chriosd [Cladh Chrìosd, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] describing a stone there as having had a cross cut into it and that there is a very small hut where the bishop lived with a square stone on which he rested his book. The story describes how people used young cattle into the hut but that none ever came out alive.
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, noted as being 'Bought at St Columb, Cornwall, 30 Nov[ember] 1864 pr[ice] 2/3'. The back inside cover contains a note probably collected as part of excise duties which reads 'Rod[erick] MacPhie Mast of boat 21.8 [-] 1.2½ [-]'. The notebook contains one insertion. The majority of the notebook contains lore relating to Miùlaigh/Mingulay mostly collected from Roderick MacNeil, crofter, aged 88, known as Ruairidh an Rùma. Roderick MacNeil also...
Dates: 1864 to
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 entries...
Dates: 1870 to 1872
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing an essay entitled 'Bards and Bardism of the Highlands'; some notes on archaeology in Barra [Barraigh], Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sandray [Sanndraigh]; Fenian songs and poems; songs and poems relating to the MacDonalds; and a story entitled 'Prince Charlie's Pipe' mostly collected from South Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Benbecula [Beinn na Faoghla].
Scope and Contents Note about Na Druinnich, stating that they 'built all the duns in these isle[s]. They were their places of defence against the attacks of the Lochlannaich [Vikings]' and listing the places in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay and Beàrnaraigh/Berneray where the Druinnich lived.
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Tota Chrisnein, Cuir church & bury[ing] ground.' [Tobhta Chrissein, Cuidhir, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay]
Dates: September 1872
Notes about archaeological sites around Isle of Barra, Vatersay and Uist, especially relating to taigh talmhanta [earth houses], September 1872
Scope and Contents Notes about archaeological sites around Isle of Barra, Vatersay and Uist [Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh and Uibhist], especially relating to taigh talmhanta [earth houses], including those at Ceann Trai, Chliat [probably Dùn Chliobh, Cliaid/Cleit], Dun-Buie [Dùn Buidhe], Dun an tutaim [Dùn ] and Gunairi Rulias [Beinn Ghunnaraigh, Rubha Lias/Ruleos]. Carmichael describes a beehive house at Croc Thigh on the south side of Shiar Bhagh [Cnoc Thaigh, Tràigh Siar, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] and also mentions...
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Notes about duns on Barra, Vatersay, Pabbay and Sandray [Barraigh/Isle of Barra, Bhatarsaigh, Pabaigh and Sanndraigh] including Dùn Mhic Rìgh na Sorach, Dùn Ultais and how it was formed, Dùn Bàn, Dùn Bharpa, Dùn Bhinidh and Dùnan Ruadh.
Dates: 24 September 1872
Scope and Contents Notes on Cladh Chriosd [Cladh Chrìosd] and Cladh Mhoire, graveyards in Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh] and Sanntrai [Sanndraigh/Sandray] that no women are buried in Cladh Chrìosd and that the chaplain of the ship 'Anna Jane' was buried there.
Scope and Contents Notes on Cnoc an Teampuil, Tobar Chriosd [Tobar Chrìosd] and Tobar Uc Roige, a religious site and two wells on Vatersay [Bhatarsaigh]. Referring to Cnoc an Teampuil, Carmichael notes 'When the byre was built bones and coffins were dug up. Where the old temple and cladh [graveyard] stood'. Of Tobar Chrìosd he states that water would be taken from there for sick people.