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Rockall Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Note about Rockall, 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/202
Scope and Contents Note about Rockall [Sgeir Rocail] which gives its distances from Barra [Barraigh] and North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath] and its dimensions. Also states that Rockall was given up as a fishing ground as it was difficult to find.
Dates: 1883

Poem beginning 'Tha mis eir an sgeir ris an can aid Rockal', 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/39
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Tha mis eir an sgeir ris an can aid Rockal' composed by Kenneth Macasgail [Kenneth MacAskaill] Caolas Scalpay [Caolas Scalpaigh/Kyles Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] to a 'bodach sannt at Airdhasaig' [Àird an Aiseig, Scalpaigh/Scalpay] who wanted to go to Rockall for fraic [-].
Dates: 1873

Story entitled 'An t-Eilean Uaine', 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/38
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Eilean Uaine' about a man called MacEoin [MacEwen] from Bute [Bòd] who on his way to Locharoag, Harris [Loch Ròg, Na Hearadh] is thrown off course and comes across an island which is twelve miles wide by twelve miles long. It has no inhabitants, is green and full of 'fraic' [seaweed] and the river is full of salmon. A storm drives him to Ireland where he sells his salmon and then he sets off to find the island again but he cannot find it. Carmichael notes that the reef of...
Dates: 1873

Story entitled 'Eilean Gaineacha', c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/71
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Eilean Gaineacha'. The story tells of how a man, in avoiding a 'black spot', comes across the island, which has a large ford running through it and a stack of fish bones on either side of the ford. He decides that she should have some fortune for discovering the place and that he will return on his way back from England. He could not find it and took others to look for it but all they found was rock. The man was mocked and they called the rock Rockall.
Dates: c1872