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Sula Sgeir Ross and Cromarty Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Note about Sula Sgeir, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/111
Scope and Contents Note about Sula Sgeir [Sulisgeir, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] that peats would be taken by crews going there and when they got there they would pray the Lord's Prayer at the site of the old temple.
Dates: August 1883

Note entitled 'N[orth]. Rona', 15 December 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/304
Scope and Contents Note entitled 'N[orth]. Rona' taken from John MacCulloch's The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland containing a description of the size and appearance of North Rona [Rònaigh], including the height of cliffs. He notes that Saint Ronan is the patron saint of the seas and that Kenneth MacCagie had to stay there for 8 years. The island had no peats and no water except for holes in the rocks. The description of the adjacent island of Barr or Sulisker [Sula Sgeir] is...
Dates: 15 December 1885

Story about a man from E òropaidh who went to Rònaidh and his sister, 27 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/24
Scope and Contents Story about a man from Eòropaidh/Eoropie, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis who went to Rònaidh/North Rona. The story tells how he was fed up with women quarrelling, prayed to God for a place of his own and was taken to Rònaidh by a whale. When the whale landed, the seals and otters made scraping marks in the rocks at a place called 'Sgriob nam biast'. The man's sister [Brianain] wished to follow him and ended up on Sula Sgeir where, on a clear day, she could see her brother. The text of the story...
Dates: 27 October 1873

Story about Brianail and Sula Sgeir, 27 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/8
Scope and Contents Story about Brianail, probably collected from Angus Gunn or Ann MacDonald née Gunn, Dail bho Thuath/North Dell, Nis/Ness, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis, in which Brianail, sister of St Ronan, went to Sula Sgeir [Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] because Ronan had commented on her ankle and so she went where she could not see the smoke from his house 'theid mi far nach faic mise ceo do thaighe'.The text is much abbreviated and unclear. The story also notes that St Ronan built a temple to his...
Dates: 27 October 1873

Story about the origins of Rònaidh and the place-name Leòdhais, 27 October 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW115/25
Scope and Contents Story about the origins of Rònaidh/North Rona that it was made from part of the Butt of Lewis, while Rìgh Lochlainn tried to drag the Long Island to Lochlann [Rubha Robhanais, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis] dropping out of a creel, as did Sula Sgeir. It also states that the place-name Leòdhais/Lewis is connected to Rìgh Lochlainn and one of his two sons and France.
Dates: 27 October 1873