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Pabaigh Barra (parish) Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological notes about Totachain Ghreotais, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/70
Scope and Contents

Archaeological notes about Totachain Ghreotais [possibly at Rubha Greòtach, Pabaigh/Pabbay] probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay, describing them as about sixteen yards in circumference 'On the side of a hill facing the sea S[outh] E[ast]. The found[ations] visible only on lower side...about 2 feet.' Also described are sheilings built over and behind the remains.

Dates: 1867

Story about Captain Scott on Isle of Barra and Mingulay, 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/72
Scope and Contents Story about Captain [Caroline] Scott probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Described as 'notorious', the story states how Scott and his soldiers who carried themselves 'most ferociously' hanged a big, strong man named Iain mac Fhearchair ic Mhurachaidh ic Neill with out a trial or a judge. The story tells how the soldiers 'amused them[selves] by flaying the cattle of the people alive and allowing them to run mad about the island.' One man wisely...
Dates: 1867