Sanndraigh Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological and natural history notes on Pabaigh/Pabbay, describing a circle about a cave there called Cearcal Teinteanach [An Cearcall] where 'The coruscations of the sea flashing about the circle make it appear like sparks of fire flying from the circle.' A 'large cave' of 'unknown length' and 'most difficult to find' is described as being below this circle. Ashes were found in the cave. Carmichael records that he spoke to someone who knew where the cave was, who said that his 'very small...
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about a taigh talamh [earth house] on Sanndray [Sanndraigh/Sandray], probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. It is described as big enough for a man to stand up in with many chambers, situated about three quarters of a mile north west of the Dùn [Dùn Mhic Rìgh na Sorach].
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 Note about stones which create echoes which reads 'Two rocks in San[dray] [Sanndraigh] which ans[wer] to each other E[ast] S[outh] E[ast] end. Ciste na Clithe in Bar[ra] [Ciste na Cli'eann, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] Vaslan [Vaslain] (Fala = creag) An echo here.'
Scope and Contents Note about two 'Leaba chrabhai in Sanntrai' [leaba-chràbhaidh, Sanndraigh/Sandray], that anyone who lay on them would be sterile and that some 'had the temerity to try the exper[iment]'. Vocabulary note that 'Leab-eileac = Leaba chrab[haidh]' and that there are another two stones in Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] which were left by the Lochlannaich [vikings].
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 the wells Tobar Bhri'it [Bridgit], Sanntrai [Sanndraigh/Santray], Tobar Eachinn [Tobar Eachainn, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] and the graveyard Tota Chrissein at Cuir [Cuier/Cuidhir, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay]. Tobar Eachainn is named after Eachin mac mhic ic Neil and noted as 'cover[ed] over with slats beyond Vatersay Ho[use]'. Tota Chrissein is noted as being used 'in Mr Alastair's time. He put his first child in it'.
Scope and Contents Place-name notes and story probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay about Uamh na h-aonaig and Uamh-Ghàrsa [Uamh na h-Aoneig and possibly Uamh Guarsaigh]. Uamh na h-Aonaig is 'said to come down half way to the bay', while Uamh Gharsa [on] Sanndray [Sanndraigh/Sandray] is said to go in on the west end of the strand and come out opposite Pabay [Pabaigh]. The story tells how a dog once went in one end and came out of the other 'devoid of hair. The foul air...
Scope and Contents Placename note entitled 'Na Duin' [Na Dùin or The Duns] listing fifteen duns on Beàrnaraigh/Berneray, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, Pabaigh/Pabbay, Sanndraigh/Sandray, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay and Barraigh/Isle of Barra.