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Loch Broom Ross and Cromarty Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Charm for [healing], 17 August 1909

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW117/62
Scope and Contents Charm for healing collected from Alexander Cameron, Druim an Dorsair [Drumindorsair, Cill Mhòraig/Kilmorack, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire] aged 81 beginning 'Paidir mhoire h aon'. Cameron states that he learned the charm from two 'good women' in Lochbroom in 1871. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Story entitled 'Maighdean Mhara' about a mermaid in Lochbroom, 1891

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/145
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Maighdean Mhara' about a mermaid in Loch Bhraoin [Loch Broom, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] who appeared to a fishing crew and asked the helmsman for his leth-rann (half-stanza). He said, 'Long a thig sa theid an aithghearr, Sin mo leth-rann.' She said it was as well that was his reply and disappeared. A great storm occurred that day and many men were drowned. Consequently it is believed that when a mermaid like this one is seen, someone will drown soon after.