Trotternish Isle of Skye Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Copy of a manuscript about the MacDonalds of Sleat and North Uist, including stories about the sons of Hugh MacDonald of Sleat viz Donald Galloch, Trotternish and Sleat [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach], Donald Herrach [Hearach], Griminish, North Uist [Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath] and Gillespig Duh [Gilleasbuig Dubh]. How Gilleasbuig Dubh murdered both of his brothers is recorded as is the subsequent revenge of his nephew. Also recorded are the lands that families subsequently occupied and whether there...
Dates: 9 April 1866
Scope and Contents Stories collected from Roderick MacKenzie, carpenter, aged 68 years, Sruthan Ruadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about Don[u]l Rua [Dòmhnall Ruadh], Somhairle Rua[dh] and Am Piocar Mòr. The first story tells how eighteen of the MacVicar ministers were buried in Caibeal Baile Raghnaill and that Dòmhnall Ruadh had permission to bury and build a wall around them but when the road was built he refused to let MacVicars be buried there. The second tells how Somhairle Ruadh was the son of 'nin Uistean...
Dates: 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about a young man credited with prophetic abilities probably collected in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, transcribed from a field notebook. The young man has left home to make his way in the world and arrives in Trotternish [Tròndairnis, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] where he meets a nobleman. The nobleman has a very beautiful kiln, which the young man is encouraged to admire and in doing so states that it could easily go on fire. That night the kiln does go on fire and the...
Scope and Contents Story about Siol Ghorrie [Sìol Ghoraidh] probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist. The story tells how Goraidh was descended from MacDonald of Duntuilm [Dùn Thuilm/Duntulm, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] and Murdoch [Murchadh] from MacDonald of Cinntire [Cinn Tìre/Kintyre]. Mac Suain mor a Raarsai [MacSween of Raasay] killed Goraidh in an attempt to have Trotternish [Tròndairnis] for himself but he failed to get this. There were eighteen...
Dates: 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Taogai MacCuinn [MacQueen] probably collected from Ranald MacDonald, sheep farmer, Tarasaigh/Taransay, that he lived in Trotarnish, Skye [Tròndairnis/Trotternish, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] and that it is from him that all the MacQueen families in Skye and Uibhist/Uist descend. He is described as having been litigious and once put in a plea about corn which was damaged and he got off the charge by saying that the damage was done by seals rolling on the corn.
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An t-Each Ursunn' about a Maor Mòr who came over from Trotarnish [Trotternish, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] to Baileshear [Baile Sear/Baleshare, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] to fetch the best horse [each ursunn] and horse-hair halter from a poor widow. When he stopped at Tobar Pheadair in Sollas [Solas] for water Seumas Òg, the son of Sir Seumas Rua [Sir Seumas Ruadh], went to chase him away and threatened to chop his head into the well except that the Maor Mòr's...
Dates: 24 March 1869
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Iain Mac An Albanaich (a dh'fhalbh a' Troantairnaish)' collected from Domhnull Mac Cuiein [Donald MacQueen], Fearan na leth, who learned it from the miller at Talamhsgeir [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea and Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] about 60 years previously [c1800]. It is a long tale which tells of the adventures of Iain the clever son of Raoghal Domhnallach [Ronald MacDonald] of Trotaranais [Tròndairnis/Trotternish, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of...
Dates: June 1861