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Haskeir Island North Uist Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Note about seals at Griminis, North Uist, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/46
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Note about seals at Griminis, North Uist [Griminish, Uibhist a Tuath] that their cry is often mistaken for the cry of a child and that they are 'driven by storms from Hausgeir and take shelter among the rocks and reefs in the sound between Griminis and Vàllay' [Eilean Hasgeir/Haskeir Island and Bhàlaigh].

Dates: c1875

Story about a seal in the form of a woman and accompanying song, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/39
Scope and Contents Story about a seal in the form of a woman which tells how a number of seals were caught on Taisgeir [Eilean Hasgeir/Haskeir Island] and a woman in Paible [Paibeil, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] was boiling the seal's bones when another woman came in. The first woman did not recognise her but offered her a seat but she stood staring at the pot. All of a sudden she started singing a song beginning 'Smeirig s an tir s smeirig san tir is, (Far) n ichear na daoine a rioc a bhidh'. After this she...
Dates: c1875

Story under the heading 'Roin' about MacIogain and accompanying verse, 7 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/30
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' probably collected from John MacInnes, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. telling how a man came from Taisgeir or Hasgeir [Eilean Hasgeir/Haskeir Island] to a wild island and knocked at the door of a big, grey old man. On being asked where he was from and who his family were he responded that he was from the north and his people were Mac Iogain to which the old man recited a verse beginning 'Iogain ga do thug mi bithe dhuit, Im is cais[e]...
Dates: 7 October 1875

Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 1860 to c1866

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created....
Dates: 1860 to c1866