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Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Custom called 'Faobh-bhleothan' probably collected from Margaret MacDonald, Malacleit/Malaclete, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist telling how if a woman was caught milking her neighbour's cow and thus stealing its milk, her hand would be cut off at the wrist. 'A spot is still pointed at Udal where this was done for a poor wretch cau[gh]t in the act'. Written transversely over the text is another example citing the spot on Vallay [Bhàlaigh] where a woman was 'buried alive' for the same offence.
Dates: 14 July 1870
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875
Scope and Contents Note about turning people as a punishment for different 'faults' probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire.
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Note about a cross with four holes in it at Kilbar [Cille-bharra, Barraigh/Barra], stating that the holes were for the chains used to tie a criminal to the cross for three Sundays at the door of the chapel.
Scope and Contents Notes and stories on Clan MacLeod of Lewis ['Clann 'ic Leòid 'ic Thorcuil'] collected from Aonas Mac Aulay [Angus MacAulay], aged 82, Croc na h-Aoi, [An Cnoc/Knock, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. MacAulay describes how 16 or 18 members of the clan are buried 'under the stone at Aoi' [Eaglais na h-Aoidhe] having been killed by Iain Garbh in Iain Wylie's house in Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh]. The last of this clan was said to be a small crofter called Calum MacLeoid mac Thor[cuil] ic Leoid whose...
Dates: 29 August 1868
Scope and Contents Note about a pillar at Borve [Borgh, Barraigh/Barra] to which people were tied as a form of punishment possibly collected from a Calum Gobha.
Scope and Contents Poem beginning 'Chun[naic] mi na Sandagan (sand eels), A dir[each] ri Meall anndrari' being three verses of the twelve false verses and twelve verses which a condemned man had to make up in order to save himself from being put to death. The accompanying note which states that the man made the verses up in Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty].
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Chunna Brianein Don[u]l du' and accompanying story about a Dòmhnall Dubh who was struck deaf and dumb having worked on La Naomh Bhrianain [Latha Naomh Bhrianain or St Brendan's Day].
Dates: 5 March 1869