Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Description of a view from the top of Beinn Rà [Tarasaigh/Taransay] around sunset in the company of Ranald MacDonald describing amongst other aspects the sea as 'a sheet of clo[u]ds & glossy mist with the sun shin[in]g up on them in a most extra[ordinary] man[ner]' and the sun 'amber omar col[our] gold & silver - all speck speckled in in (sic) long streaks of sheer beaut[y] & sp[l]end[ou]r'. Carmichael mentions the view to Fincastle 'the seat of the noble E[arls] of Dunmore &...
Dates: 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay giving its dimensions as seventeen yards in diameter and describing the remains of it as the foundations 'all a grassy mound' on the slope of a hill and how a narrow passge leads from the outside to the centre. It was said that Dùn Loch an Dùin could be seen from this dun so that it 'Must have been 100 f[ee]t high'. Carmichael notes that there is 'A lump of a hill betw[een] these two duns' and that Capt[ain] Thomas made a plan of the dun some years before...
Dates: 9 July 1870
Scope and Contents Note about worship by druids in the Outer Hebrides including a description of the worship on sìthean [fairy hills] and their burning of fires there. Also lists the various festivals which they would celebrate and that they influenced the naming of fairy hills. Carmichael notes the fairy hill at Fi-leum Stronnd [Srannda/Strond, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] and to ask a woman called Beathag in Berneray [Beàrnaraigh] about Croc-sonari there.