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Scope and Contents Cures involving the tongue including that putting one's tongue on the liver of an otter will bring healing and that if the tongue is put on a burn, it never rises and 'heals greatly'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note about otters on Ìle/Islay probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, which states that 'Beiste donna' is an expression for an otter and that [Donald] 'Killed an otter larger than a barn door. The[y] larger than any ever seen in Islay - (twice attacked).'
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Note about the otter [dobhar chu] that the owner of a bit of otter pelt will be safe in battle and other remarks which are difficult to make out. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note about freshwater otters and sea-otters, that there are madadh-uisge [freshwater otters] in Abhainn Chearrai [Abhainn Kerry/ River Kerry, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] and that a freshwater otter drowned a sea-otter at Coire Torridon at Ionnar Abh[ainn] a Choire [Mhic Nòbaill]. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Anthony Campbell, Kentangval [Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] on otters, young otters and how they eat eels.
Dates: 23 March 1877
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Gleann Li-un' [Gleann Lìomhann/Glen Lyon, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire] collected from an unnamed informant about a battle that took place between the 'Robertson Campbells & MacGregor & the Clann Imhear' [MacIver], the MacIvers being killed. The MacGregors came down from Bunrainich [Raineach/Rannoch], battled at Lagan a chatha and stopped at Camus nan Cam [Camus nan Càrn] to wash. At a ford in the River Lyon 'the river ran red with blood' and it is said that the river...
Dates: October 1890
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sea-Serpent' in which the informant vividly tells Carmichael how he once saw a sea-serpent at dawn on Loch huntain [-] coming close to him. He 'thought it was someth[ing] unnat[ural]' and he felt his 'Knees Knocking' but soon saw that it was a line of five otters, holding the otter in front by its tail. 'When they land[ed] they disengaged - & lay down in a cuach (ring) in a place evidently used f[or] it.'
Dates: February 1874
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for seals and otters that 'Biromal' is a male seal, 'Biast-mhaol' is a female seal and 'Biast-dubh' is an otter. Also notes that 'Biromallaich the west side N[orth] Uist people'.