Dunvegan Isle of Skye Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist [to Edinburgh], 6 January 1872 to 10 January 1872
Scope and Contents Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist towards Edinburgh. In it, Carmichael is pining for his pregnant wife Mary, who is in Edinburgh and is anxious about her health. It is clear that there has been a lack of correspondence between them causing each of them distress 'No letter no watch. God grant that she is well. Oh Mary Mary if you knew my suffer[in]g you would not thus treat me...God grant y[ou]r safe arriv[al] home my darling wife -...
Dates: 6 January 1872 to 10 January 1872
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Iomar so gu Eil[ean] Iosaig, Far du rinn MacLeo[i]d a dhinteir'. The song is composed of ten lines and contains a number of amendments and annotations in pencil. The text has been scored through in ink with the following written transversely across it 'B[ook] [-] P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] 16 June 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.
Dates: 26 May 1869 and 16 June 1869
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Mhic Leoid Oig Dhunbheagan', the first verse beginning 'Mhicleoid Dhunbheagain, Nam pioban 's nam feadan'. The song is composed of forty lines, arranged as nine verses of four lines each and a chorus of four lines. The text is annotated in pencil and in ink, mostly giving alternative words separated by an oblique from the first word used.
Scope and Contents Story about Olaghaire [Olghar] and the MacLeods in Skye collected from Coinneach MacThasgail [Kenneth MacAskill], Caolas Scalpey [Caolas Scalpaigh/Kyles Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris].
Dates: 13 September 1873
Scope and Contents Story collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay about the sons of the Duke of Argyll's and MacLeod of MacLeod's eldest sons. The story tells how the two sons were together at the Royal High School Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] or Edinburgh University and the Duke's son was being bullied by a sizable 'gille galda' [gille Gallda or Lowlander]. MacLeod's son stepped in to help the Duke's son but between the two of them they beat the gille Gallda so badly that he died from his injuries. The two fled to Dunvegan...
Dates: 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' [Latha Fheille Bhrìde or St Bridget's Day] telling how on hearing that it was St Bridget's Day, Mrs Major MacLeod, the daughter of Flora MacDonald, 'started up got a stocking put something in it probably a piece of peat and proceded to pound it down with a mallet' repeating a rhyme beginning 'La-fheil-Bride thig niean Imhir as an toll'. This was a custom believed to stop snakes from stinging the person who did this for the whole year. St Bridget's Day was when...