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Uamh Mhic Ailein Taransay Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Geographical notes on An Rò'adh and accompanying story about hunting birds, 9 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/37
Scope and Contents Geographical notes on An Rò'adh near Siatar describing the natural arch there and speculating on how it was formed [Roagh and SheadarTarasaigh/Taransay]. The accompanying story describes the ravens' nests made of heather and seagrass at Raogh and tells how the shepherd who is with Carmichael had killed seven chicks that year and five fledglings the year before 'so the poor Beat[aich] has no chance of siol'. Carmichael compares Roagh to Sloc Rò [Sloc Ruadh] in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist where...
Dates: 9 July 1870

Note about a quarry on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/48
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Note about a quarry on Tarasaigh/Taransay which reads 'Near Uamh Mhic Cailein [possibly Uamh Mhic Ailein] is a quarry of flags as fine as any of the Caithness flags. It c[o]u[l]d be worked to advantage. Flags were taken from here to Fincastle.'

Dates: 10 July 1870

Notes relating to Taransay, 7 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/4
Scope and Contents Notes relating to Tarasaigh/Taransay including that Norman MacLeod mac Calum is a 'good story and Oss[ian] reciter' registered on Taransay's poor roll but living in Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis], listing a number of sites of possible archaeological interest such as Aird-nan-Ceallc, Tobar Chè, Cladh Chè and Cladh Charain, noting that Cè was a Tighearna [Lord] but Caran an unknown. He also notes that Uamh mhic Cailein or Ailein [Uamh Mhic Ailein] is about ten yeards...
Dates: 7 July 1870