Stein Duirinish Isle of Skye Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist [to Edinburgh], 6 January 1872 to 10 January 1872
Scope and Contents Extract of a diary written by Alexander Carmichael including part of a journey from Uibhist/Uist towards Edinburgh. In it, Carmichael is pining for his pregnant wife Mary, who is in Edinburgh and is anxious about her health. It is clear that there has been a lack of correspondence between them causing each of them distress 'No letter no watch. God grant that she is well. Oh Mary Mary if you knew my suffer[in]g you would not thus treat me...God grant y[ou]r safe arriv[al] home my darling wife -...
Dates: 6 January 1872 to 10 January 1872
Scope and Contents Note about a watch repair that the watch is to be left with Mr Mitchell and that three shillings are to pay for an 'everlast[in]g match key'. Mal[colm] Macinnis [Malcolm MacInnes] of Stein [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] is mentioned although it is not clear if the watch is his or it is at his suggestion. The pencil has faded on this item, rendering some words illegible.
Dates: January 1872
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' [Latha Fheille Bhrìde or St Bridget's Day] telling how on hearing that it was St Bridget's Day, Mrs Major MacLeod, the daughter of Flora MacDonald, 'started up got a stocking put something in it probably a piece of peat and proceded to pound it down with a mallet' repeating a rhyme beginning 'La-fheil-Bride thig niean Imhir as an toll'. This was a custom believed to stop snakes from stinging the person who did this for the whole year. St Bridget's Day was when...