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Killegray Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

Notes on the burial place at Ceillegridh [Ceilegraigh/Killegray], 13 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/90
Scope and Contents Notes on the burial place at Ceillegridh [Ceilegraigh/Killegray], an island close to Easaigh/Ensay, described as a 'pretty isle with a good house where the factor sometimes lives'. The burying place is noted as being at Ru-an teampuil [Teampull na b' Annait] on the north point of the island 'on a ledge washed by the waves'. There is a small ruin there and the soil is so shallow that 'the coffins rest upon the flat rock. The ends of the grave app[ear] fr[om] the wash away of the...
Dates: 13 July 1870

Story about a herd preventing cattle from swimming away, March 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/83
Scope and Contents

Story about a herd who when he went to collect some cattle and when he whistled for them they came down to the beach and three cows and their three calves started swimming towards Ceilegary [Ceileagraigh/Killegray]. He managed to stop the last cow and her limping calf by throwing 'lan a chroighl[e]' [possibly creel] into the pool in which they were standing.

Dates: March 1874