Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Burns' collected from Angus Macniven, tailor, Cill Taigh an Uillt [Kirkton, Taynuilt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Much of the text is illegible owing to smudged pencil marks but of the text that can be distinguished this item would appear to involve a Campbell fleeing from the country after a number of murders. It has not been possible to make out the text which relates to Robert Burns.
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Dun -Ra'ail' [Dùn Raghnaill] probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist telling how Dùn Raghnaill came to be built. Raol mac Ailein [Raghnall mac Ailein or Ranald MacDonald of Clanranald] lived at Dremisdale Dreumasdal/Drimsdale and his son in Morar [Mòrar, Siorrachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. After a hard spring, his son came ashore at Loch Sgioport looking for food but he refused to give him any. In the...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Eoan Og Bhalai agus Eoan Og Hosta' [Eòghan Òg Bhàlaigh agus Eòghan Òg Hosta] collected from Calum MacLeoid [Malcolm MacLeod], Lochnammadadh [Bhàlaigh/Vallay, Homhsta and Loch nam Madadh/Lochmaddy, all Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The story tells how Eòghan Og Hosta had a fierce dog which would attack people on the road which runs through the glen at Amhain Ialai [Abhainn Ealay]. One day it attacked Eòghan Òg Bhàlaigh who cut its head off with a sword, this turned into a fight in...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Gilleaspa Dubh' [Gilleasbuig Dubh, Archibald MacDonald] collected from Mairiread NicIllean [Margaret MacLean], age 77, Ruimsgearry, North Uist [Reumisgarry, Uibhist a Tuath] about Gilleasbuig Dubh who killed both of his brothers for their inheritance as he was the youngest of the three. He invited his nephews and his brothers' widows to stay with him at Dun Scolpaig. He went hunting with his nephews on Lì [Lee] and was attacked by them, one cutting off his ear. They wrapped him...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sgialac Fhinn' [Sgeulachd Fhinn or The Story of Fionn] collected from Catrina Nic Cuidhein nighean Lachlain Ruari [Catrìona or Catherine MacQuien], [Clachan na Luib/Clachan a' Ghluip/Clachan an Lùib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The story begins with a battle between the Fenians and the Lochlannaich [Vikings] in which the Lochlannaich prevail and take as prisioner Cumhail, a skilled warrior. While in Ireland some Lochlannaich talk to Cumhail's sister and realise that she is...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Starsach Meall Vat[ersay]', which tells how a father [presumably at Am Meall, Bhatarsaigh/Vatersay] sent his son to Maoldonaich [Maol Dòmhnaich] for leagan [leacan or large, flat stones] to put under a slab that was going to be made into a doorstep [starsach] and when he saw that the son's stone was larger than his he killed his son.
Scope and Contents 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.
Scope and Contents Story under the heading 'Roin' about Mac Uistean and Odar, the Lochlannach [Viking] robber. The story tells how Odar was a ferocious robber and that Ma'g'Onuil Nan Eileanann [MacDonald of the Isles] put up money for whoever would kill Odar. Mac Uistean Ghrimininis, a friend of MacDonald's eventually caught Odar and chopped off his head. As a reward, MacDonald of the Isles gave MacUistean Griminis and rights to Haisgeir [Theisgeir/Heisker/Monach Isles] seals. Odar's head was buried in Griminis....
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The majority of the volume has been used but intermittently there are groups of blank folios. Carmichael appears to have written in the book in the 1860s creating sections of different genres at different stages in the volume, with pages left blank in between to fill up appropriately. In about 1875 he has then used some of these blank pages to transcribe notes and stories but has not kept to the genres sections he initially created. The...
Scope and Contents Two songs and accompanying story collected from Ruary an Ruma MacNeil [Roderick MacNeil] aged 88, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The story tells how 'Seumas Sasunach mac Eoin mhic ogh an Oll[amh] Illeaich' came to Mingulay and stayed for a year at the house of a man who had a very beautiful wife. He poisoned the husband and he and the man's widow decided to marry she being pregnant with his child. Seumas was in the boat waiting for his wife to be, when he saw her coming down the beach, she realised that...