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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Misc[ellaneous], 1992 - 1994

Identifier: GD61/5/3/22
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous material collected by the Scottish Switchboards Association:The Funding Declaration of the Scottish Civic Assembly.Records from National Friend, including: information about the organisation; their mission statement, aims, and objectives: a contact list of Friend branches, and Fife Friends’ constitution.A copy of the Lease for 12 Cumberland Street Lane North East, which was the premises of the Edinburgh Gay Switchboard (EGS). A...
Dates: 1992 - 1994

Note about the people of Rona, 15 December 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/306
Scope and Contents Note about the people of Rona [Rònaigh/North Rona] taken from John MacCulloch's The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland that they are Roman Catholic, that each summer a boat is sent to Lewis [Eilean Leòdhais] to the Earl of Seaforth with 'the excresence of above thirty souls', something which the islanders 'exce[e]d[ingly] bewail'. Their annual payment to the Earl is 'some quantity of meal stitched up in sheeps skins and feathers of seafowls'. It is noted that...
Dates: 15 December 1885

Story about Comhail Mhic Leoid and Ord bhairneach, 8 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/23
Scope and Contents

Story about Comhail Mhic Leoid [Clach MhicLeòid, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] that it was where MacLeod signalled to the people of Tarasaigh/Taransay that they had to come and pay their rent. The story continues by describing the 'Ord bhairneach' which an old woman had and which when striking the limpets broke in three. The three fragments were scattered one [presumably] at Clach MhicLeòid, one at Steinegri [Stangrigary] and the third at Aoi [Uidh], now known as Clach an t-sagairt.

Dates: 8 July 1870

Story about Lord Macdonald's heir and the MacLeans of Bororay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/56
Scope and Contents Story about Lord Macdonald's heir and the MacLeans of Bororay [Boraraigh/Boreray] that the MacLeans looked after the heir from when he was born until he was seven years old, when he was returned home 'with a fold of cattle 12 milk cows and a bull' for which MacLean of Boreray got a new lease 'of 3 nineteen y[ea]rs'. The story tells how MacDonald reminded MacLean that he had to find a fold of cattle, MacLean reminded him that he had nineteen years of a lease to run, whereupon MacDonald cursed...
Dates: 10 July 1870