Vatersay Inverness-shire Scotland
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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].
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.
Note which reads 'Tota Chrisnein, Cuir church & bury[ing] ground.' [Tobhta Chrissein, Cuidhir, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay]
Notes about archaeological sites around Isle of Barra, Vatersay and Uist, especially relating to taigh talmhanta [earth houses], September 1872
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.
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.
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.