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Scolpaig North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Duan an Deirg' and accompanying note, 5 October 1865 to 4 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/5
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Duan an Deirg' collected from Catrina nic Lachlain ruai [Catherine MacQuien] Clachan a Ghloip [Clachan na Lùib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The note states that the informant learned the song from her uncle Ruarai ruadh mac Cuithein [Roderick MacQuien], catechist, Scolpaig [Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] who had eighteen books on Fenian tales, which were burnt by his son 'who turned a F.C.' (Free Church). A transverse note on folio 20r reads 'Transcribed May 4 1869 A. A. C.'.
Dates: 5 October 1865 to 4 May 1869

Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' and accompanying note, 15 August 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/14
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Toirioc Na Taineac' collected from Eachan MacIssac [erroneously given as 'MacLeod' in the text] 'Each[ann] mac Ruari', Ceannlangabhat, [Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], who, the note states heard it from 'Ruary Rua' MacQuien, catechist when he was about fifteen or sixteen years old. Added that MacQuien had died about fifty years ago and that 'the lays of Os[sian] & the old stories of the Fian were his principal themes'.
Dates: 15 August 1873