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Ormacleit South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Custom for making a mare retain a foal, 26 May 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/50
Scope and Contents Custom probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist which reads 'Going 3 times southwise of the cladh [graveyard] made a mare retain her foal, and this was done to all the mares in Uist [Uibhist]. Also notes that that Clann Mhuirich had a tearmad or sanctuary, which meant that when someone reached Clachan Staoligeary [Clachan Stadhlaigearraidh] they were safe.

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, c1868 to 16 June 1876

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing primarily songs and stories collected in Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Barraigh/Barra, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis. The main informants are Roderick MacNeil or Ruairidh an Rùma from Mingulay and Penelope MacLellan of Ormacleit/Ormaclete. The bulk of the material from MacNeil relates to the southernmost islands of the Hebrides and covers topics such as bird-fowling, the island way of life, place-names,...

Note about Caisteal Bheagram and accompanying song, 27 March 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/39
Scope and Contents Note about Caisteal Bheagram [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its condition, position and composition. A fragment of a song is included beginning 'Thainic slauri dhu a nuas' and the title of another song [possibly the same song] 'Tha pairt an Eilean Bheagram dhiu', which Carmichael notes as being 'included in Carruther's edition of Boswells Tour'. He also notes that Clanranald seem to have lived in the castle before they went to Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] '& some...

Note and stories relating to Flora MacDonald's family, 12 April 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/77
Scope and Contents Note and stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit [Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] relating to Flora MacDonald's family, including the relationship between Mrs MacLellan's own family and Flora's family, Mrs MacLellan being the grand-daughter of Flora's younger brother Angus. Angus had a very large family of ten sons and four daughters. Her family connections with other well known MacDonald families are also noted. The story of how Flora's eldest brother Ranald died in a gun...

Note on Caisteal Bheagrum and accompanying diagrams, 27 March 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/36
Scope and Contents Note on Caisteal Bheagrum [Caisteal Bheagram, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its dimensions and condition with accompanying diagrams including measurements. Notes that 'Earth taken from Cé on the N[orth] side opp[osite] to raise the isle so the place is a sgala.' He states that the last person to be born on Eilean Bheagram, about one hundred and forty years ago [c1732] was Catrina niean Aonais ic Ruari niean Fir Staonabrig [Staoinebrig/Stoneybridge], daughter of a daughter of Glenaldale...

Song beginning 'Iomar so gu Eil Iosaig', 26 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/49
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Iomar so gu Eil[ean] Iosaig, Far du rinn MacLeo[i]d a dhinteir'. The song is composed of ten lines and contains a number of amendments and annotations in pencil. The text has been scored through in ink with the following written transversely across it 'B[ook] [-] P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] 16 June 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.

Song entitled 'Oran nan Caibeal', 27 May 1869 and 14 June 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/45
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran nan Caibeal' probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, beginning 'Caibeal Chlann ic Dhuil, Sen gun duil ri fhaighinn'. The song is composed of seventeen lines and has been scored through in ink with the following text written transversely across it 'B[ook] 2 P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] June 14 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael].' The text contains a number of amendments in pencil.

Song entitled 'Oran Sì' and accompanying story, 8 April 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/59
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Sì' beginning 'Mor bheag dhonn a dir bheann' which was sung by a girl looking for her calves, which had gone missing. A note proceeding the text states 'Ormacleit used to be the best place for Gaelic in the W[estern] I[sles]' and that Seonaid Curaidh nic Donallach, wife of Archie Currie, Airdnamonie had a fairy child. Other South Uist placenames mentioned in the note are Iocar [Ìochdar], Airdvachair [Àird a' Mhachair], Bailegharvai [Baile Gharbhaidh], Airdnamonie [Àird na...

Song entitled 'Oran Si' and accompanying note, 26 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/48
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Oran Si' probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Is fhasa bh uam fhein bonn Beinn eadara etc etc, Mach dhomhs mo chuilein caomh cairdeach'. The song is composed of fourteen lines and an accompanying note tells of the sighting of a fairy horse [?] by two sisters. The text contains a number of amendments and annotations in pencil and has been scored through in ink with the following written transversely across it 'B[ook]...

Stories about Ranald MacDonald of Milton, 12 April 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/78
Scope and Contents Stories collected from Mrs MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, about Captain Ranald MacDonald, father of Flora MacDonald, telling how he built the first house at Nunton [Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] 'after the Tota mhòr was burnt in 1715 - the night of Sheriffmuir. Allan was the Clanranald who was killed there', noting that he was killed by a man he had sent out of the country who shot him with a sixpence. Allan MacDonald of Clanranald is also quoted...