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Causamul North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Note of lands belonging to Balranald, November 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/19
Scope and Contents

Note of lands belonging to Balranald which reads 'Cousmal, Scal belong Bal.raonil [Balranald] Peinn-mor + Hougearry' [Causamul, possibly Scolpaig, Baile Raghnail/Balranald, Peighinn Mhòr/Penmore, Hogha Ghearraidh/Hougharry all Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Across the text is written in ink 'Transcribed into No I B[ook] p[age] 196 A. A. C [Alexander Archibald Carmichael] Creagorry 8 October 1875.' [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].

Dates: November 1873

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

Story under the heading 'Roin' and accompanying songs, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/41
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' telling how a crew from Howgearraidh [Hogha Gearraidh/Hougharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] were hunting on Cousmal [Causmal] and caught a lot of seals. A farmer took a load of them home and put them at the end of the house so that they would stay cold. in the house was a nurse who was looking after a baby and heard a big seal coming to life and saw it kiss a small seal and singing a song beginning 'Spòg Spaidrich òig, Spog mo Chaidhich choir'. The song...
Dates: c1875