Milton South Uist Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological note entitled 'Hoilisgeir' [possibly Trolaisgeir/Trollasker, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist], which reads 'Remains of house eye of Kiln + fire place (sorn) + dyke on top of Pabby Harris 50 acres lost.' [Pabbay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]. The note also states that there is lime on ruins at Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that a Mrs Macgill[ivra]y said she saw it when she was a 'lassie' and that it had 'tangles sticking out'. A cook at Milton [Àirigh Mhuilinn]...
Dates: November 1873
Archaeological notes on Kildonan and accompanying notes on Flora MacDonald and her husband, 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Kildonan [Cill Donnain, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist]. The various sites relating to St Donain are described as Eilean Donain or Isle Donain, which is where the saint's house was, the house being '50 x 26 feet with several surrounding ruins' and the island itself being 70 yards long by 50 yards wide. Cladh Donain [Cille Dhonnain] is described as a peninsula separated from Eilean Donain by another island, the relative distances being noted, and containing a ruined chapel and...
Dates: 24 May 1870
Scope and Contents Journal note about hens which reads 'Crossing from hill to sea. Brood in 6 Sep[tember] 1890 newly hatched 7 chicks at Milton Nest 12 eggs on 15 April Benbecula.' [Àirigh Mhuilinn, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Beinn na Faoghla] The text has been written in red ink.
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Barpa Reineval Milton [a] chamber [in] glen s[outh] of mill Frobost' [Barpa Reineabhal or Barp Frobost, Àirigh Mhuilinn, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Dates: 21 September 1872
Scope and Contents Note about 'Clach a Phrionnsa', a stone on which Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) is said to have sat while in hiding in a cave at Milton Farm [Uibhist a Deas/South Uist].
Scope and Contents Note entitled 'Bittern' describing a bittern found in a gravel pit 'within a gun shot of Flora MacDonald's house'. It 'fou[gh]t like a buck + squealed like a pig' and the 'ruff about [its] neck stood out as a lady said like an Eliza[bethan] collar'. The bird was deemed to be unlucky and an evil omen and so by the next day it had been eaten by the cats. The same kind of bird was said to have been shot in the same place some years before and also at Bailanloin [Baile Lòin/Balelone, Uibhist a...
Dates: 17 March 1874
Scope and Contents Stories about the family of Flora MacDonald probably collected from Donald MacInnes, Baile Gharbhaidh/Balgarva, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, telling how Alexander MacDonald, Flora's brother was in Carrasy visiting his 'Aunt Isebal ni[gh]ean fir Airi[dh] mhuil[ean]' [Iseabail/Isabella daughter of the tacksman of Àirigh Mhuilinn/Milton]. He saw a flock of ducks flying overhead, rushed into the house, picked up the gun but he did not know how to work it and shot himself. Donald was two...
Dates: September 1872
Scope and Contents Stories probably collected from Angus Currie, Àird na Monadh, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, relating to the harvest tradition of the 'cailleach', the last sheaf of corn to be cut from the field. The cailleach was sent by someone who had finished cutting his corn to a neighbour who had not finished cutting theirs and was considered to be a great disgrace. One story tells of a man who went on horseback from Bornish to Milton with the cailleach and the recipient was so cross he chased him, caught him...
Dates: 30 October 1872