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Fuday Barra (parish) Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Note about bones found on Fuday, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/154
Scope and Contents Note about bones found on Fuday [Fuidheigh] that there was a skull 'as large as a pot of 2 gal[lons]' which at first sight looked human but the others were an ordinary size.
Dates: September 1872

Note on peat-cutting, 31 May 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/73
Scope and Contents Note that peat-cutting is disliked on Fuday [Fuidheigh, An Caolas Barrach/Sound of Barra] as peats are burnt around a corpse there.
Dates: 31 May 1877

Note which reads 'Dun-an-rua am Fuidey', September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/158
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Dun-an-rua am Fuidey' [Dùnan Ruadh, Fuidheigh/Fuday].
Dates: September 1872

Notes and story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings], 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/71
Scope and Contents Notes and story about the Lochlannaich [Vikings] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay telling how they lived on Fuda [Fuidheigh/Fuday] and were killed there by Mac an Amhrais, an illegitimate son of MacNeil of Barra to prove, at MacNeil's request, that he was his son. The informant states, 'The Lochlannaich at one time owned all these islands,' and had a king called Barp 'who was the embodi[ment] of al that was fierce cruel and murderous'. When he died...
Dates: 1867

Story about Clach Mhòr na Gleannan, 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/105
Scope and Contents Story about Clach Mhòr na Gleannan [Barraigh/Isle of Barra], that it was thrown by a Lochlannach [Viking] at his sweetheart from Fuidey [Fuidheigh/Fuday]. When it struck her, it drove her into the ground and there is now a large boulder stuck in the earth there. The Lochlannach 'did'nt (sic) wish to kill her but just throw this as a spitheag at her'.
Dates: 24 September 1872

Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' and accompanying song, 29 January 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/128
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how MacMhurich is coming back from Rum [Rhum] when 'gille glas' asks if MacMhuirich will take him as far as Uist [Uibhist]. Reluctantly, MacMhuirich agrees exchanging some balast for the gille glas. En route water starts coming in so all are called upon to bale out the vessel but to no avail. The gille glas takes control of the steering...
Dates: 29 January 1875

Story relating to Fuday, 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/107
Scope and Contents Story relating to Fuday [Fuideigh] in which the illegitimate son of MacNeil of Barra, Mac an Amhuris, avenges the abduction of his daughter by Lochlannaich [Vikings] by going to Fuday and killing them all. The remains of the Lochlannaich periodically washed up on shore. Two boys found gold on Fuday, which, after the death of their father, who had persuaded them to keep the gold, they used to buy property in Cape Breton, Canada following their emigration.
Dates: 24 September 1872