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Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Expressions connected to labouring collected from Donald MacPhail, grocer, Quay, Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including 'Diluain is the day to begin all work' and that 'amhlaireac' means provoking playfulness
Dates: September 1884
Scope and Contents Family history and story about Clanvurich [Clann Mhuirich] Staoligeary [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] probably collected from Angus Currie, pauper, Iocar [Ìochdar] describing the different lands held by different generations of the clan up until they lost Stadhlaigearraidh as the seventeenth generation to have lived there over three hundred and sixty years. The name of the last member of the clan to hold it was Niall mac Lachlain ioc Neill ioc Dhonil [Niall mac...
Dates: 29 October 1872
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song [Buain nan Dearcan ris an Sprèidh or Plucking Berries by the Fold] beginning 'Cait an ro thu 'n diugh 's an de, Mhic Iain Ghasdain! Mhic Iain Ghasdain!'. There are only three lines to the fragment with three blank lines between the first two lines and the third line. The text has been written in ink.
Scope and Contents Note about a sawpit on Tarasaigh/Taransay that according to Alexander Carmichael it was 'The best saw pit I have ever seen' and describing its dimensions and situation on the island.
Dates: 8 July 1870
Scope and Contents Notes about the bird fulmar and St Kildans that on Hiorta/St Kilda each fulmar is valued at seven pence each between 'oil bird + feather'; that men keep a 'goile Sulaire' on their belts into which they put a fulmar's bill for pouring out oil; describing how fulmars are caught; how the carcasses are divided and how wages are deducted for loss of any birds. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol-ruibhe], Naomh Brian[ain] and associated archaeological sites, 1867
Scope and Contents Notes and story about Naomh Moire [Maol Rubha], Naomh Brian[ain] [Brendan] and associated archaeological sites probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. The notes describe Tobar Chal[uim] Chille [St Columba's Well] as a muddy spring in a small gully east of the lighthouse [Barra Head, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray] and how St Maol Rubha's day was celebrated on Berneray 'as long as any of the old friamh had rel[atives] buried in the Cladh.' St Maol Rubha had a...
Scope and Contents Quote about cleaning and grinding corn as it is carried out by women, taken from '[David] Livingstone's Last Journals Ulungu country p 214.'