Srannda Isle of Harris Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about duns in Harris [Na Hearadh] and on the placename 'Piocair'. Duns listed include Dun-nise Gall at Cairminnis in Strand [Dùn Innisgall, Cairminis, Srannda/Strond], Dun Lochann duin, Scalpey [Dùn Loch an Duin, Scalpaigh/Scalpay] and Clach a Phiocair, 'one of the stones of the dun on Loch Steisevad' [Clach a' Phiocair, Loch Steisebhat]. Carmichael notes there is a dun north of Rodal [Roghadal/Rodel] and that Donl Macmillan [Donald MacMillan] there can show him the Picts' house at N[orth]...
Scope and Contents Note about John Macdiarmid, Scalpay [Sgalpaigh] which states his patronymic and that his father was steward to Campbell of Srannda [Strond, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris].
Scope and Contents Note about worship by druids in the Outer Hebrides including a description of the worship on sìthean [fairy hills] and their burning of fires there. Also lists the various festivals which they would celebrate and that they influenced the naming of fairy hills. Carmichael notes the fairy hill at Fi-leum Stronnd [Srannda/Strond, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] and to ask a woman called Beathag in Berneray [Beàrnaraigh] about Croc-sonari there.
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' [Ailein Duinn] collected from Roderica MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Meud nan siantan us fuac[hd] na gaillein, Dh fhuad[aich] sin na fir on challa'. The song is composed of forty three lines. The accompanying story tells of how Ann Campbell, the composer of the song came to be buried at sea, owing to the tradition that if while at sea a mermaid was seen, the only was to get rid of it was to throw something into the water. The mermaid present on this...
Dates: 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Bonnie Prince Charlie in Harris [Na Hearadh] and the involvement of the Campbells of Srannda [Strond]. It states that the prince stayed with Donald mac Iain Òig for six nights. 'Old Berneray' [Donald MacLeod] fled to Ua[mh] Ulladail [Cave of Ulladale] and in his absence Captain Ferguson threatened Iain Mòr Liath mac Mhic Choinnich [Campbell] that he would blow up the house.