Grimsay Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Archaeological notes on ancient chapels, 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on ancient chapels written at Keallun [Ceallan/Kallin, Griomasaigh/Grimsay] including that there is a fine view from from it and that this must be the chapel to which Martin Martin refers as there is no chapel on Rona [Rònaigh/Ronay]. Carmichael states that as Martin Martin only spoke of one chapel, the chapel and burying ground pointed out cannot have been in existence two hundred years before when Martin was writing. He refers to it as the Lowlanders Chapel and states...
Dates: 24 May 1870
Copy of a manuscript about the family of Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] and accompanying note, 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] originally written by James MacDonald at Kalin [Ceallan/Kallin, Griomsaigh/Grimsay] June 1837. The text describes Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais's prowess as a warrior from an early age including his involvement in the Battle of Cuilen in Skye [An Cuilthionn/Cuillin, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he killed the MacLeod of Gesto. There is also a detailed account of a raid by MacLeods of Harris on...
Dates: 9 April 1866
Copy of a manuscript about the MacDonalds of Sleat and accompanying note, 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about the MacDonalds of Sleat and North Uist, including stories about the sons of Hugh MacDonald of Sleat viz Donald Galloch, Trotternish and Sleat [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach], Donald Herrach [Hearach], Griminish, North Uist [Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath] and Gillespig Duh [Gilleasbuig Dubh]. How Gilleasbuig Dubh murdered both of his brothers is recorded as is the subsequent revenge of his nephew. Also recorded are the lands that families subsequently occupied and whether there...
Dates: 9 April 1866
Note about a dun on Loch Beag Keantangval, 1869
Scope and Contents Note that a dun on Loch Beag Keantangval [Bàgh Beag, Ceanntangbhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] was where Ciosmaol Castle [Caisteal Chiosmuil/Kisimul Castle] was to have been built but it was found to be unsuitable as 'This is an arm of the sea so narrow at the mouth that a per[son] c[ou]ld almost leap across'.
Note about the building of Temp[ull] Trian[aid] and S[aint] Michael, 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Aft[er] build[ing] Te[a]mp[ull] Trian[aid], the fui[gh]leach was made to build S[aint] Michael' [Teampull na Trionaid, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist/Teampull Naomh Mhìcheil, Griomsaigh/Grimsay].
Dates: 18 January 1871
Notes about religious sites in North Uist and Benbecula, 1869
Scope and Contents Notes about religious sites at Keallin and Croc an Torrain [Ceallan/Kallin and Cnoc an Torrain/Knockintorran, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist], Nunton [Baille nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].
Poem beginning 'A bhean bhalbh sin a bhean bhalbh' and accompanying story, c1866
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'A bhean bhalbh sin a bhean bhalbh' and accompanying story collected from Lachlan Donullach [Lachlan MacDonald], Grimisey [Griomsaigh/Grimsay, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The story is a reworking of 'An t-Og Chraobh' which can be found on folios 1v to 12r (CW104/1).
Song entitled 'Falbh orra Co Cò sin Còbeag', 26 March 1876
Scope and Contents Rowing song entitled 'Falbh orra Co Cò sin Còbeag' collected from Màiri Stewart, Keallann, North Uist [Ceallan/Kallin, Uibhist a Tuath] 'bean ciobair + mathair ciobair' [shepherd's wife and shepherd's mother] beginning, 'Thuirt i rium le sannt a chlisg mi, Oganach thall tog do mhisneach'. The song is composed of twenty lines including the use of 'Falbh' on a single line to indicate the chorus. Text scored over with note saying 'Sent to Arch[ibal]d Sinclair 62 Argyle St Glasgow in May 1877 AAC'.
Dates: 26 March 1876
Story about a large fish, 23 March 1877
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Anthony Campbell, Kentangval [Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] about a large fish the 'size of a spinning wheel' seen by a man named MacLeod from Grimsay [Griomasaigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist].
Dates: 23 March 1877
Story entitled 'An t-Og Chraobh', 13 February 1866
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Og Chraobh' collected from Alasdair Mac Neil [Alexander MacNeil], fisherman and crofter, Ceanntangvall, Barra [Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] written on 13 February 1866. Folios 10r to 11v contain text written transversely over the main text and starts from folio 11v. The transverse section of text appears to have been recorded from Lachunn Donullach [Lachlan MacDonald], cottar, Eilean Ghrimiseidh (Ceallun) Uist a Tuath [Ceallan/Kallin,...
Dates: 13 February 1866