Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = Baillie
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story collected from Rev Alexander Campbell, priest, Bornais/Bornish, Uibhist a deas/South Uist, telling how MacDonald of Boisdale was always trying to catch MacNeil of Barra. One day he and his men lay hidden under heather in the bottom of a boat of women. MacNeil fell for the trap and Boisdale caught him. When they landed at Kilbride [Cille Bhrìghde] MacNeil escaped and so Boisdale and his men pursued him. While they were passing through Gearrynamoine [Geàrraidh na Mònadh/Garrynamonie] 'a man...
Dates: 19 October 1871
Scope and Contents Story about MacLeod of Lewis probably collected from Kenneth Morrison, Trithean/Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye. MacLeod of Lewis was a very bad man, who divorced his wife and was related to Am Britheamh Leothasach [Leòdhasach]. The king had sent word to MacLeod of Lewis but MacLeod ignored him and so the king gave the Isle of Lewis to people from Fife. The Fifers began to build Stioirnebha [Steòrnabhagh/Stornoway] but Am Britheamh Leòdhasach had them and their helpers killed.An...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Aird bhea’aich' collected from Donald MacGregor, Baile Garbh/Bailegarve, Lios Mòr/Lismore, about a man called Donald Dubh and his father, in which the 'troublesome' Donald challenges his father to hang someone and if he does not hang them he is to give 'the power of pit and gallows' to Donald. They encounter three men carrying a caber each from the forest and Donald insists that his father hangs one of them. His father tricks him by technically hanging one of the man but not...
Dates: 15 August 1883
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Am Britheamh Leothasach' collected from Coinneach Moireastan [Kenneth Morrison], Trithean near Carbost [Trien, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. The story tells how Am Britheamh Leòdhasach was a very bad man and that he once had a dream that John MacLeod was going to decapitate him. He went to MacLeoid Leothais [MacLeòid Leòdhais or MacLeod of Lewis] and told him about his dream. MacLeod asked him what to do about it and Am Britheamh suggested rounding up all the John...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Birnie's Tyranny' in which John MacMillan, skipper in Daliburgh [Dalabrog, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] goes to court to claim a debt owed him, is late for court because his son has an accident and the court finds against him in his absence. He goes to the fiscal with the decree and the fiscal tells him that the decree is illegal. When [William] Birnie, the factor finds out he threatens MacMillan that he will throw him off his croft if he does not make sure the decree is...
Dates: 8 May 1877
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Caora Dhubh na Bachuill' collected from Donald Macgrigor [Donald MacGregor], Bailegarbh [Baile Garbh, Lios Mòr/Lismore] about a black sheep, belonging to Domhnall Dubh nan Aird [Sir Donald Campbell of Airds], which was stolen and the sheepskin was found hanging from the rafters of the Baron of Bachuil's barn, for which the Baron was threatened with hanging. In order to spare himself the Baron was forced to hand over several pieces of land.
Dates: 15 August 1883
Identifier: BAI 1/6/14
Scope and Contents Broadcast by John Baillie, examining the issue of justice and how it relates to Christianity.
Two stories relating to the hangings in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and accompanying etymological note, 5 August 1870
Scope and Contents Two stories relating to the hangings in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and accompanying etymological note probably collected from an unnamed 'Orinsay woman' [Orasaigh/Oronsay] who Carmichael had met. The woman told him that that the name of 'La-le-an-tsamhrai' [Latha leth an t-samhraidh] had been changed to 'Laiilleain' [Latha 'Illeathain] because a MacLean had been hanged on that day. The story tells how a MacLean man had been entrusted with a poor woman's only cow for grazing but when her sons...
Dates: 5 August 1870