Subject Source: SssScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made on a journey with Rev Donald MacKintosh, priest, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Mr Archie MacRae, Huisinis, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, observing a small old building on 'Tar'cul (cal?) Taigh Mhic Loaig [deleted]' noting that the place-name elements Lusk and Lisk are common in Scotland and in Denmark and how Mr Don[ald] MacRae remembers that when he was ten years old his ploughman...
Dates: 7 July 1870
Scope and Contents Place-name note for Uamh Fear Bhearnaray [uamh Fear Bhearnaraigh] that it is 'where he his when aft[er] the downfall of the Prince' [Bonnie Prince Charlie] and that it is 'at Liùr and Leab an Amhaistear'. The story tells how he asked his servant for a gun while they were being pursued but the servant refused him the gun as there was 'only 1 ball left' and he wanted to wait until the enemy was nearer but Fear Bheàrnaraigh grabbed the gun and shot it anyway, breaking the oars just as the boat...
Dates: 13 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about Bonnie Prince Charlie in Harris [Na Hearadh] and the involvement of the Campbells of Srannda [Strond]. It states that the prince stayed with Donald mac Iain Òig for six nights. 'Old Berneray' [Donald MacLeod] fled to Ua[mh] Ulladail [Cave of Ulladale] and in his absence Captain Ferguson threatened Iain Mòr Liath mac Mhic Choinnich [Campbell] that he would blow up the house.
Story about pro- and anti-Jacobites in one MacLeod family and biographical details about John MacKinnon, March 1874
Scope and Contents Story about John Macinnon [John MacKinnon], Dirioscal [Dirascal, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] who used to take food regularly to 'Ua Ulladall [Uamh Ulladail/Cave of Ulladale] to old MacLeod of Bearn[araigh]. The old man Don[ald] was for the Prince + his son Norman against the Prince' [Bonnie Prince Charlie]. MacKinnon is noted as having been sent as an orphan to Diriscal with Calum mac Dhonuil [Calum mac Dhòmhnaill] grandfather of Malcolm and Mr MacAulay's gamekeeper, with whom he lived for...
Dates: March 1874
Scope and Contents Two poems beginning 'Gearradh (Salan?) fad air leatha chaich' and 'Tha ghlaine so lucar lionta' respectively which were recited following the actions of a greedy baillie factor at a social meeting in the house of Ruari mac Iain ic Shir Tormaid Bearnary [Beàrnaraigh].