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Braobh-Fhaothail Benbecula Inverness-shire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ghost story about a woman and newborn child, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/144
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, about a man in √Ćochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist who encountered a woman outside his home with a crying child. She told him that the King of France sent her to the Eilean an Iar [Western Isles] but on her arrival at South Uist she did not like it so she decided to go to North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath]. While crossing the ford she went into labour at Heastamal Isle...
Dates: 20 January 1871

Prophecy about a battle at Aird-nan-ceann

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/145
Scope and Contents

Story probably collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula of a prophecy about a battle to be fought at Aird-nan-ceann, which is between Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle and Braobh-fhaothail, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula. The story quotes the prophecy of Cainneach Oar [Coinneach Odhar or Kenneth MacKenzie].

Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

Story about Braobh-fhaothal and ghosts, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/143
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula about Braobh-fhaothal that it is a burying place in Lianacleit close to tolarum [Lionacleit/Liniclate and Torlum, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula] and a family who lived there for seven years saw ghosts. One would write in the ashes with its fingers and another had a bare hand holding a caman [stick]. The stick was taken and thrown out to sea but when the man...
Dates: 20 January 1871