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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

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Story of how Caisteal Stornaway was taken from the MacLeods by the MacKenzies, 20 January 1871

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/151
Scope and Contents Story collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula telling how Caisteal Stornaway [Caisteal Steòrnabhaigh/Stornoway Castle, Eilean Leòdhais] was taken from the MacLeods by the MacKenzies. MacLeods people were locked in the castle and so MacKenzie took many people and tied them to a sgeir nearby so that when the tide rose MacLeod had to come out to rescue them and MacKenzie got into the castle.
Dates: 20 January 1871