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Found in 215 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about Rathad Mòr nam Marbh, Appin, Argyll [Earra Ghàidheal] along which the corpses are carried to get to the graveyard. A day or two before the funeral, twigs are trimmed away and stones levelled along this road. The note mentions that every piper started their pipes at Bun an Fheadain near the graveyard.
Note about rosary beads which reads 'Paidireanan & gri'eagan the Nuns had were get in Kirkibost', 3 January 1872
Scope and Contents Note about rosary beads which reads 'Paidireanan & gri'eagan the Nuns had were get in Kirkibost' [Eilean Chirceboist/Kirkibost Island, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. Probably collected at Gramasdail/Gramsdale, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula.
Dates: 3 January 1872
Scope and Contents Note to ask Baron Livingston about the holding of Samhnag [Halloween bonfire] at Kingussie [Ceann a' Ghiuthsaich, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire].
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Note about seal hunting rights in a grant by King David I as recorded in Pennant's A tour in Scotland, and voyage to the Hebrides, 1772 (see bibliography below).
Scope and Contents Note about seals on Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker] including their dispersal to various places in Uist [Uibhist] and the preparation of 'Cuilein Micheil' [roast seal] on Michaelmas night. Text has been scored through and a note reads 'Transcribed into No I p.181 Creagory [Creag Ghoraidh/Creagorry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] 7 October 1875'.
Dates: 1869 to 1875
Scope and Contents Note possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about St Cyril's graveyard [Cladh Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and how the biers of the 'Eaglaish Shass[anach]' [English Church (Episcopal Church)] 'are smashed against an aged gnarled low cuilion holly tree after it carries up the dead' there, whereas presbyterian biers are covered with a cloth.
Dates: 29 August 1883
Scope and Contents Note about Sula Sgeir [Sulisgeir, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] that peats would be taken by crews going there and when they got there they would pray the Lord's Prayer at the site of the old temple.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Note about the chapel [at Stonefield Castle, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that it is 'on top of [the] house because no person must walk above above (sic) "the Real Presence".'
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Note about the 'Clach air Sealbh Chaorach' collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann. The note tells how the Clach an Sealbh Chaorach is a crystal stone for the luck of sheep and that 'Each house had a god for each thing in the shap[e] of a lus an Ealabhin'. It also notes that 'Critheann' [alder] is not used for cures upon any account. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 24 June 1887
Scope and Contents Note about the 'De-dieann' which reads 'Winter amuse[ment]s - a little creat[ure] call[led] An De-dieann/ De-dio'eann dileas - They w[ou]ld him dance on the bac easgaid na fri &c. Totachan Clann Andain Falbh sar a cu &c.'
Dates: 27 October 1873