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Carloway Isle of Lewis Ross and Cromarty Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Note about the serpent stone, 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/299
Scope and Contents Note about the serpent stone 'clach nathrach' which is used in Carloway, Isle of Lewis [Càrlabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais] for healing cows. The stone has a hole in it and an ill cow is given water to drink from it as a cure. The note states that each townland kept a stone.
Dates: 1884

Story entitled 'Cat Taobh', 5 December 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/272
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cat Taobh' [Cataibh or Sutherland] collected from Angus MacPhail, Breascleit, Carlobhagh, Lews [Breasclate, Carlabhagh/Carloway, Eilean Leòdhais/Lewis] at Dr Morrison's house, Grassmarket, Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] in which a sailor lands on foreign soil and meets a king who is guarded on either side by soldiers who have their swords drawn to kill rats. The sailor says that his cat will keep rats and mice away and so he brings one ashore and on seeing that he was telling the...
Dates: 5 December 1884