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Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 7 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/2
Scope and Contents Place-name and archaeological notes relating to Loisgcintir [Losgaintir/Luskentyre, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made on a journey with Rev Donald MacKintosh, priest, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist and Mr Archie MacRae, Huisinis, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, observing a small old building on 'Tar'cul (cal?) Taigh Mhic Loaig [deleted]' noting that the place-name elements Lusk and Lisk are common in Scotland and in Denmark and how Mr Don[ald] MacRae remembers that when he was ten years old his...
Dates: 7 July 1870

Story about archaeological finds at Tirefour, 2 September 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/5
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Story collected from Duncan Carmichael, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about archaeological finds at a grave at Tirefour. The finds were a gold candle, a hammer and a coin 'of anc[ient] date' which were sent to Lochnell 'along with two heads of bisons of im[mense] size' and which were there during 'the General's time'.

Dates: 2 September 1870

Story about Blar nan cuigeal, January 1871

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/157
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Story about Blar nan cuigeal [Blàr nan Cuigeal] which was fought by North Uist women with their distaffs near Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist]. The fight was led by Mor Donullach [Marion MacDonald] at Clachan Shannda [Sannda/Clachan Sanda] and [at] Fooghail na Comaraich [Faoghal na Comraich] and Sìg-nan-cuaran [possibly Eilean na Sìge-Cama].

Dates: January 1871

Story about Comhail Mhic Leoid and Ord bhairneach, 8 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/23
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Story about Comhail Mhic Leoid [Clach MhicLeòid, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] that it was where MacLeod signalled to the people of Tarasaigh/Taransay that they had to come and pay their rent. The story continues by describing the 'Ord bhairneach' which an old woman had and which when striking the limpets broke in three. The three fragments were scattered one [presumably] at Clach MhicLeòid, one at Steinegri [Stangrigary] and the third at Aoi [Uidh], now known as Clach an t-sagairt.

Dates: 8 July 1870

Story about fairies and ploughs at Canna, 5 May 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/86
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Story about fairies and ploughs at Canna collected from Duncan Bàn MacLellan, Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist, describing how men had left their plough irons at night at Canna, where there were fairies, and in the morning they were dressed.

Dates: 5 May 1874

Story entitled 'Caileach Ghlinn Dorcha', 29 January 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/126
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Caileach Ghlinn Dorcha' probably collected from John MacInnes, aged 70 years, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The story tells how a man met an old woman who called herself 'Cailleach a' Ghlinn Dorcha'. When he asked her how old she was she replied that she was so old she could remember when there nut trees in Bornish [Bornais] and after further conversation she vanished. Carmichael notes that nuts and tree roots are found in Bornish and also that...
Dates: 29 January 1875

Story entitled 'Clachan Lainginis' and accompanying song, 4 April 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/34
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Story entitled 'Clachan Lainginis', collected from Hector MacIosaig, Keanlangvat [Ceannlangabhat, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] - story of MacMhuirich and small animal and keeping it until mother has performed tasks for him

Dates: 4 April 1872

Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich Mor', 27 May 1869

Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/46
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Mac Mhuirich Mor' probably collected from Penelope MacLellan, Ormacleit/Ormaclete, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist. The text bears a number of annotations and amendments in pencil and has been scored through in ink as if transcribed elsewhere. The story tells how MacMhuirich Mòr found a small cat-like creature and took it home. His wife urged him to return the creature to where he had found it but he refused. The creature's mother came looking for her young and threatened to cause...
Dates: 27 May 1869

Vocabularly note for 'Luirgneachan' and 'Gearraiste', 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/43
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Vocabularly note for 'Luirgneachan' and 'Gearraiste', the former being 'that part of the tether next the foot' and the latter 'the part next the ciopain the udalan between'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 1901

Vocabulary note for 'Foiriche', March 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/68
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Vocabulary note for 'Foiriche' that it is a 'mallet [supralinear: handle] for pounding barley for broth'.

Dates: March 1874