Isle of Skye Inverness-shire Scotland
Found in 152 Collections and/or Records:
Account of a fishing trip around Mingulay with accompanying place-name notes, descriptions and stories, 23 May 1869
An account of geolocical and natural history aspects of the Isle of Skye made by Sir Archibald Geikie, who visited there in 1853. References are made to the scenery, shale, limestone, coral and glacial formations amongst others.
Charm for milk entitled 'An Toraman (For Milk)' beginning 'Buaini mise an toraman' probably collected from Mary Stewart, age 76, Malacleit [Malaclate, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] also known as Màiri Bhreac, sean bhanachaig [old dairywoman]. The charm is composed of five lines. A comment in English states that Màiri saw the plant mentioned in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] but not in North Uist. Text scored over with note saying 'Transcribed'.
Detailed descriptions of items sent to the [National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh] by Alexander Carmichael, including a 'sculpture stone' from Bearnaray, Harris; a baptismal font from Pabbay, Barra; and 'Fingal's shoe', a 'shoe-like' stone from the Isle of Skye.
Copy of a manuscript about the family of Mac Iain vic Hemish [Donald MacDonald, Mac Iain Mhic Sheumais] and accompanying note, 9 April 1866
Custom and story relating to 'Càthadh an Fhras Lìn', the custom being that the lint seed was winnowed at dusk. The story tells of a servant girl in Draoineach, Skye [An Droighneach/Drynoch, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] doing this but when asked by the lady of the house whom she saw, the girl replied 'that she had no luck that she only saw her master'. Within a year, the lady of the house had died and the servant girl married her master.