Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about eagles eating a wounded hind, at Carn ban [An Càrn Bàn/Cairnbaan, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that they cut the hind's artery and were eating at its chest flesh. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about hunting foxes collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. In it he tells of a particular hunt in Coire Chaorain [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which a vixen was killed and then her cub was discovered, eyes still unopened and two bullets in its hind legs. He describes how the vixen plays with her cubs all day and goes out at night to hunt mice and frogs and how the fox brings home moles for the cubs to play with 'No creature eats these'. If a...
Dates: 29 August 1883
Scope and Contents Story about how Iain Muideartach's [Iain Mùideartach or John MacDonald of Clanranald] gave fishing rights of Auin t-Eile up to Lochseille [Abhainn Seile/River Shiel and Loch Seile/Loch Shiel, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and in exchange for a deerhound. The deerhound was exceptional being '3½ f[ee]t high & 1½ deep in chest', it ate a whole stirk one night and it also 'chased a stag came up to it at Auin Dheidain [Abhainn Dhèabh] struck it in the hind leg with his tale (sic) & broke it.'...
Dates: 30 October 1872
Scope and Contents Story about Mac Uistean under the heading 'Roin' and how when he was very old he could no longer go seal hunting on Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles]. Michaelmas Day, when seals were the key part of the feast, was very stomy and no one could go to Heisker seal hunting so MacUistean was agitated because there would be no slanruith to hang above the fire. That night, however after a ball in Griminnis [Griminis/Griminish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] it got warm and the men went hunting and...
Scope and Contents Story in which Mac Uistean was too old to go seal hunting on Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker] and in the stormy weather walked around the house repeating 'Slainri gun fheum an taobh taigh Mhic Uist[ean] an nochd Slanri & noc'. Also, a band of tinkers accustomed to seal-hunting had not had success for several seasons but after a ball on St Michael's Night they left and got 80 seals that night.
Scope and Contents Story about Siol Mhurchaidh and Siol Ghoraidh collected from Ruary MacCoinnich [Roderick MacKenzie], aged 68 years, carpenter, Struan-rua, Malacleit [Sruthan Ruadh, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] telling how eighteen families of Siol Ghoraidh lived at Udal and murdered Siol Mhurchaidh while they were resting from ploughing. They put a bonnet on each cas chrom [plough] and Siol Mhurchaidh's wives thought that they were all working until they got close to them and found them all...
Dates: 13 July 1870 to 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents Story about the attempted murder of Bishop John Carswell's grandson. Carswell's daughter [Cristiane] was married to [Dougall] Campbell of Inverawe, whose brother, Iain Dubh nan Creach, invited her son and heir [Archibald Campbell] to take part in a Christmas Day hunt in Cruachan [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. At the feast following the hunt, Iain Dubh put spikes and daggers in the son's seat but Macpherson the gillie warned the son not to sit there but eventually his hound did and was cut to...
Scope and Contents Story about tinkers and seal hunting on Hasgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles] describing how once tinkers came from Leothas [Eilean Leodhais/Isle of Lewis] and stayed on Heisker for the summer. As long as they were there there were no seals but as soon as they went the seals returned.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Caisteal a Meadhon a Chuain' [The Castle in the Middle of the Ocean] collected from Ruairidh Camshron [Roderick Cameron], Carbost on 14 November 1860 and Donull Camshron [Donald Cameron], also Carbost on 16 January 1861 and Donnachadh MacDhiarmaid, Fearan-an-letha (no date given) [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, both An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells of how a farmer went out hunting and on growing weary lay down to sleep. On waking up he found the heather...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'An Tuanach agus a sheachnar Ghillean' [similar to folktales of 'The Extraordinary Companion'] collected from Ruaridh Camshron [Roderick Cameron], Carbost [Càrabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] on 14 November 1860. The story tells of how a farmer went out hunting and on growing weary lay down to sleep. On waking up he found the heather growing all around him and his dogs dead. When he arrived home, his son who was a baby when he left had grown up and all his servants...
Dates: 1860 to 1861