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Boreray Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Note about seals from Cousmal under the heading 'Roin', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/37
Scope and Contents

Note under the heading 'Roin' about seals from Causmal [Causmal, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] under the heading 'Roin' stating that they belong to Baile rathail, Peighinne mhoir and Hougearaidh [Baile Raghnaill/Balranald, Peighinn Mhòr/Penmore and Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry]. It gives the names of the different seals which go to the minister, the blacksmith and the people of Boreray [Boraraigh].

Dates: c1875

Note under the heading 'Roin' entitled 'Cousmal', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/21
Scope and Contents Note under the heading 'Roin' entitled 'Cousmal' [Causmal] collected from an unnamed old man in Scolpaig, Uist a Chinn Tuath [Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] in 1865, giving names for seals from Causmal according to who receives them so that the minister of Cille-mhoire's [Kilmuir] seals are 'cuilein Moire', the laird's 'cuilean maoirneac', the smith's 'cuilein goibhneac' and the Boidhreidh [Boraraigh/Boreray people] the 'biast Bhoireach' since Boreray is close to Haisgeir...
Dates: c1875

Notes about the land around islands off Harris, 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/41
Scope and Contents Notes about the land around islands off Harris including that tree roots are visible at low tide in the strand between Killgrey Isle [Ceileagraidh/Killegray] opposite Caolas Sgairidh; that Berneray [Beàrnaraigh] and Pabbay [Pabaigh] were about two and a half miles apart and that the sea was about five to eight fathoms deep on either side and that 'older women would throw the slacan nitheadan [mallets for washing clothes] across fr[om] one to the other'. It also notes that 'Ile nan Uan...
Dates: 1873

Song beginning 'Thig an trius eir fheara', 21 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/18
Scope and Contents

Song collected from Marion MacNeil, Gleann/Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra, beginning 'Thig an trius eir fheara, Thig ort pair mhath phiosta'. The song is composed of twelve lines, has a number of amendments and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The accompanying note states that the song was said to have been composed by a daughter of MacLean of Bororay [Boraraigh/Boreray] to Ruary an Tairtair [Roderick MacNeil].

Dates: 21 May 1869

Story about Lord Macdonald's heir and the MacLeans of Bororay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/56
Scope and Contents Story about Lord Macdonald's heir and the MacLeans of Bororay [Boraraigh/Boreray] that the MacLeans looked after the heir from when he was born until he was seven years old, when he was returned home 'with a fold of cattle 12 milk cows and a bull' for which MacLean of Boreray got a new lease 'of 3 nineteen y[ea]rs'. The story tells how MacDonald reminded MacLean that he had to find a fold of cattle, MacLean reminded him that he had nineteen years of a lease to run, whereupon MacDonald cursed...
Dates: 10 July 1870