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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 204 Collections and/or Records:

Story entitled 'Turas eile', c1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/7
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Turas eile' in which a father sends his three sons out on a journey and tells them not to return until they see water going up a slope. The brothers stop at several streams but it is not until they let their horses drink that the eldest brother realises that is what their father meant. He leaves the other two brothers not telling them that he has understood what their father meant and goes back to his father and tells him. The story has been scored through as if transcribed...
Dates: c1870

Story entitled 'Woman's choice', c1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/70
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Story entitled 'Woman's choice' telling how a woman had her husband, son and brother imprisoned for 'a heinous crime'. She was given the option to release one of them but refused to name her choice. All of them were released in the end. The story contains two quotes, the concluding one being, 'Comhaltas gu ceud s cairdean gu fichead.'

Dates: c1869

Story relating to Fuday, 24 September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/107
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Story relating to Fuday [Fuideigh] in which the illegitimate son of MacNeil of Barra, Mac an Amhuris, avenges the abduction of his daughter by Lochlannaich [Vikings] by going to Fuday and killing them all. The remains of the Lochlannaich periodically washed up on shore. Two boys found gold on Fuday, which, after the death of their father, who had persuaded them to keep the gold, they used to buy property in Cape Breton, Canada following their emigration.

Dates: 24 September 1872

Story under the heading 'Roin' entitled 'Buala Na Sgeir', c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/40
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' entitled 'Buala Na Sgeir' telling of a seal-hunting trip to Taisgeir [Eilean Hasgeir/Heisker Island] during which a storm broke and in order to save their boat, the crew all got on board. One boy from Howgearraidh [Hogha Ghearraidh/Hougharry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] did not manage to get on board and so was left behind. The boy was sad and so he lit a fire in a hidden spot beneath a rock. Many seals returned to the rock and began mourning the seals which...
Dates: c1875

Story under the heading 'Ur-Sgeulan' entitled 'An t-Iarla Og', c1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/10
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Ur-Sgeulan' entitled 'An t-Iarla Og' [The Young Earl] collected from Caristiane Nic Cuiean [Christina MacQuien or MacQueen] Fearann-an -letha [Fearann an Leagha/Fernilea, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how a young earl hears a voice calling him in the middle of the night telling him that his wife is giving birth and that he should get up. This happens three times and on the third occasion he some up. As it is dark it is some time until he sees...
Dates: c1862

Superstition about killing swans and seals and accompanying stories, 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/338
Scope and Contents Superstition about killing swans and seals, it being deemed unlucky, and accompanying stories including how Mr Beatson of Sheildag in Gairloch [Sldeag/Shieldaig, Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ròs is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] killed a swan and soon after his wife and children died and he lost much of his money in a lawsuit with a servant. Similary, Mr Osgood MacKenzie of Inverewe [Am Ploc Àrd] killed a swan and he separated from his wife after that. Note asks 'Is it because maidens are sometimes turned...
Dates: 1887

Tale entitled 'A Chaora Ghlas', 1861

Identifier: Coll-97/CW109/23
Scope and Contents Tale entitled 'A Chaora Ghlas' probably collected in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. A farmer is out by the shore when he sees a beautiful swan. Instead of shooting it, he catches it and it tells him that a grey sheep will become head of the flock. The [swan] will bear a lamb, that lamb will bear a girl and the girl will bring you much happiness. The sheep's daughter had many suitors but the nurse was vexed because none of them would look at her daughter. The nurse served food to the...
Dates: 1861

The Macdonald Family. Est Brounement, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/1273
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Portrait photograph of the Macdonald family sitting in a garden in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Dates: 1870s-1930s

The story of 'Fionladh Choinnachain' and accompanying note, c1862

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/6
Scope and Contents The story of 'Fionladh Choinnachain' and accompanying note which states that the reciter, who is not named, 'heard the story from an old man Donull MacPhee [Donald MacPhee] who lived at Talamh-sgeir [Talaisgeir/Talisker, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye], a man the like of whom he never at all heard for Sgialacun [sgeulachdan or tales]. The reciter remembers only a mere fraction of what he heard'. The story was collected at Ferann-an-le [Fernilea] on 21 February 1862. The story is about...
Dates: c1862

This Day and Age (10): Pilgrims Progress, 1951

Identifier: BAI 1/6/13
Scope and Contents

Broadcast by John Baillie and WD Barnetson, discussing aspects of life, such as politics, religion and family, in 1951 and comparing them with fifty years previously.

Dates: 1951