Losgaintir Isle of Harris Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'The cairns between Trai Loscintir - 9 miles and Tarbert are erected by the people at the funeral where they sit down to rest. Families have no par[ticular] cairn for themselves.' [Tràigh Losgaintir/Luskentyre Beach and Tairbeart, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris]
Dates: 10 July 1870
Notes on place-names and archaeology made on a journey between Caolas Stiatair House and Tarbert market, 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on place-names and archaeology made on a journey between Caolas Stiatair House and Tarbert market [An Tairbeart, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] with Rev. Don[ald] Macintosh [MacKintosh], S[outh] Uist [Uibhist a Deas] and Mr Archie MacRae, Huisinnish [Huisinis]. The notes are quite abbreviated but include a mention of trap dykes at Loch chistevad [Loch Cisteabhat] in the middle of which was a castle, which someone tried to drain to get to the castle but failed; and a note that nearby at Clach...
Dates: 7 July 1870
Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay and Stewart of Loscintire [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the beauty of Chè Temple [Teampull Chè/St Keith's Chapel], its construction, dimensions and situation and that its graveyard is still a burying place. He describes the stream which separates Cille Chè and Cladh Charain [Cladh Tharain/St Taran's graveyard] as being there in winter but dry in summer 'its bed covered over with docken'. Of St Taran's he notes, 'St Caran ruins by houses above & horse & cattle fanks now...
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made on a journey with Rev Donald MacKintosh, priest, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Mr Archie MacRae, Huisinis, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, observing a small old building on 'Tar'cul (cal?) Taigh Mhic Loaig [deleted]' noting that the place-name elements Lusk and Lisk are common in Scotland and in Denmark and how Mr Don[ald] MacRae remembers that when he was ten years old his ploughman...
Dates: 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about a fairy cup collected from Kenneth Morrison, Nishishee, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris telling how Bruth Loscintir [Bruaichean Losgaintir/Luskentyre Banks] are 'Sithein' [fairy hills] at the tunga or tomb Buaile rosmail [Buaile Rosamail]. A young man saw the fairy hill open and inside there was music and dancing. He was handed a cup which he took but went outside with it and was chased down the road by the fairies, who called out after him a verse beginning, 'Nach lua[th] Lurag nach mar...
Dates: 12 July 1870
Story about Mr Aulaidh and the fugitive [Bonnie Prince Charlie] and family history notes, November 1873
Scope and Contents Story about Mr Aulaidh [Rev Aulay MacAulay] and how he and a Macleod from Loscinntire [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] went to Scalpay [Scalpaigh] and their big dog nearly found 'the fugitive' [Bonnie Prince Charlie] but were prevented from doing so by Donl mac Iain oig [Dòmhnall mac Iain Òig or Donald Campbell], who was armed with a sword. The family history notes state that Kenneth MacAulay [son of Aulay] was also the minister on Harris before he went to Achantine,...
Dates: November 1873
Scope and Contents Story about the MacLeods and Stewarts as proprietors of Harris [Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris], telling how the last MacLeod was 'simple' and 'easily advised' and was persuaded by Donald Stewart a shepherd from Perthshire living in Pairc/Park, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis to make him the factor. From there he got Loscintir and 'soon extend[ed] his pos[session]' clearing 'Sheilebost, Nisebost and the Borves - Na Buiridh' [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Seilebost, Niosabost and Na Buirgh]. 'Even the...
Dates: 10 July 1870