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Na Buirgh Isle of Harris Inverness-shire Scotland

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological notes on Bogha na Cille, Tobar Rua and Carragh, Borve and accompanying sketch and story, 11 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/71
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Bogha na Cille [also Bogha na h-Eaglais or Bogha an Teampull, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] describing it as having 'quite visible walls' being 16 or 18 fathoms deep on a good fishing bank opposite the Manse and Scarasta [Sgarasta]. Tobar Rua is described as being 'old & burnt' and built like the mouth of a drain'. The story tells how the south side of the sand bank between Taransay [Tarasaigh] and Loscintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre] was so large 100 years ago that it...

Story about the MacLeods and Stewarts as proprietors of Harris, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/53
Scope and Contents Story about the MacLeods and Stewarts as proprietors of Harris [Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris], telling how the last MacLeod was 'simple' and 'easily advised' and was persuaded by Donald Stewart a shepherd from Perthshire living in Pairc/Park, Eilean Le├▓dhais/Isle of Lewis to make him the factor. From there he got Loscintir and 'soon extend[ed] his pos[session]' clearing 'Sheilebost, Nisebost and the Borves - Na Buiridh' [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Seilebost, Niosabost and Na Buirgh]. 'Even the...