Nisishee Isle of Harris Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 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 Song collected from Kenneth Morrison, aged 80 years Coinneach mac Dhonnachai[dh] Nisissi, Harris [Nisishee, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] beginning 'Gu d fhalbh an diu Cro-nan gobhar, Dh'eug a Mhiseach sam Barra buinigneach na deo'ai[gh]'. The song is composed of twenty five lines. The accompanying note tells how he heard this song when he was young from an old woman in MacLeod's country in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. 'She said she comp[osed] this herself when she lost her baidean...
Dates: 12 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Mr Aulay [Rev Kenneth MacAulay] and accompanying family history notes collected from Kenneth Morrison, Nisissi near Scarasta, Harris [Nisishee, Scarasta/Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] telling how Morrison states that his paternal grandmother was a nurse to MacAulay and how his uncle went with him to Achateine in Airdnamurchan [Ardnamurchan, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Morrison tells how MacAulay argued with the people of Ardnamurchan and how his wife was 'a proud dame', citing...
Dates: 11 July 1870