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Lochee Liff and Benvie Angus

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Etymological and geographical note for Creaga Loisgte, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/146
Scope and Contents Etymological and geographical note collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula stating that Creaga Loisgte got its name from being the place where kelp was first burnt, by an Irishman called Ruari na Luath. He had come to the islands to teach kelp-making. Hector says that this was the best place for giomaich and crubagan [lobster and crab] and that potatos and bere [barley] are now grown there. His wife's great...
Dates: 20 January 1871

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

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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

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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 the theft of a corpse, 20 January 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/147
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, telling how a woman from the MacCormaig family in Killpheadair [Cille Pheadair/Kilpheder, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] went to work at Balranald [Baile Raghnaill, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and got married there. Not long after she married she fell ill and died. When her wake folk were resting her friends 'who came in g[rea]t force' took away her corpse but they...
Dates: 20 January 1871