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Tales and Traditions of the Lews

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 288 pages
Author: D. Macdonald
Year: 2004
ISBN: 9781841580555
Other: map, index
Publisher: Birlinn

Much in demand for many years, this is the first new edition of 'Tales and Traditions of the Lews' since 1967. This book on the history of Lewis contains a marvellous collection of local history, myth and legend from pre-historic times right through to the present day, it brings alive the island of Lewis in a way that few other histories can.

With over sixty essays on people, places and tradition, it reveals the full range of the author's erudition, and is informed by his love and deep knowledge of his native island. To read through or simply to dip into 'Tales and Traditions of the Lews' is a fascinating experience for anyone who loves Scotland and her islands.

1. The Macleods of Lewis
2. A Macleod Vengeance
3. The Early History of the Macleods
4. The Indictment of Neil Macleod
5. List of Some of Those Who Made the Stand with Neil Macleod on Berisay
6. Massacre of the Macaulays by the Macleods of Pabbay
7. John Mor Mackay of Macphail
8. The Gobha Ban - The Smith of Kneep
9. Donald Cam and Neil Macleod at Stornoway Castle, 1607
10. Stac' Dhomhnuill Chaim
11. The Drowning on Langavat
12. Did the Macauleys Turn Their Coats
13. John Macaulay of Kneep
14. The Raid by Hugh Macdonald, circa 1566
15. Zachary Macaulay, Chamberlain of Lewis
16. John Morrison, Tacksman at Bragar
17. Hugh the Brieve - Confession to Parson of Barvas
18. Morrisons of Ness
19. The Brieves of Lewis
20. Donald Morrison (Cooper) (An Sgoilear Ban)
21. The Morrisons as Ministers
22. Wild Times in Lewis
23. A Morrison Victory
24. The Burning of the Morrisons in Dun Carloway
25. John Morrison - Son of Hugh the Brieve
26. The Brieve and Niall Odhar
27. A Morrison Mixture
28. The Seer of Petty - A. Morrison, Sgeulachd
29. Mcdonalds (Golliganaich) of Uig
30. The Cochull Glas
31. An Old Uig Tale
32. More About the Cochull Glas
33. The Cochull Glas - Another Bariation From the Late Rev. Alex J. Mackenzie, Dun Alisdair
34. Macdonald of the Isles' Bodyguard
35. The Son of Ronald of Keppoch
36. The Seaforth Period in the Lews 1610-1844
37. The Seaforth Title and Why Choose That Site?
38. The Shoehorn Hoard of Silver Coins
39. The Seaforth Title: Castle of Seaforth Head
40. The Island of Lewis Before Being Bought by James Matheson in 1844
41. Rev. Malcolm Macphail - Kilmartin
42. The Macphails of Lewis
43. Iain Domhuillach a Chaolais - Born  1800
44. 'Am Leine Shioda Sgarlaid'
45. The Men Were Precious
46. James Alexander Stewart Mackenzie
47. The Inn at Loch Shell
48. At Seaforth Lodge, Stornoway,  August 1786
49. Suggestions for Stornoway, 1800
50. The Lewis Chessmen: Recovered in 1831 at Ardroil - by Rev. A.J. MacKenzie
51. The Eleven Chessmen in Edinburgh
52. Seanchasan
53. The Ship With the Cargo of Iron
54. 'An T-Ainmean' - A Blood Libation
55. A Peep at Uig, 1749
56. The Wizard of Holm
57. The Jetty of the Uig Men
58. The R.N.R.'s in Stornoway, 1900
59. Norway and the Isles
60. 'Plocs' Thrown at Sheriff Officer, Bernera Riots Recalled
61. Clach Aonghuis Bhig
62. Hw Coinneach Odhar Got the Seeing Stone
63. Feannag A' Chlarsair (The Harper's Rig)
64. The Irish Harper's Rig at Gisla
65. The 'Marie' of Dunkirk
66. A Crowlista Folktale
67. The Evacuation of Pabbay and the Sergeant Mor
68. Murt Fir Mhealastaidh (Murder of the Mealasta Men)
69. The Snake and Stones (Clachan Nathrach
70. An Iorram Niseach
71. Tenants and Populations
72. Cattle Raiding in the Highlands
73. The Churches of Lochs
74. Lewis One Hundred Years Ago
75. Kidnapping One Hundred Years Ago
76. Venison Galore in 1887
77. The Highlander in War
78. Trial of the Mutineers of the Ship 'Jane', in 1821
79. The Stornoway Sailing Packet, Started in 1759
80. Evolution of Transport to Lewis and the North-West Hebrides
81. Smuggling in Lewis (1829-36)
82. Mary Mackenzie's (Mary Carn's) Funeral
83. Baile-na-Cille - Dun Kenneth
84. Tigh A' Bheannaich - Gallan Head
85. The Beehive Huts on the Uig and Harris Hills
86. The Teampull - Flannan Isles
87. Gealachos, Daughter of the Young Priest
88. Dr Macdonald's Speech on Opening the Lewis Film Society's Sale of Work
89. Investigations and Commissions in Relation to the Island of Lewis and Harris Up to Our Own Day
90. Names of Pre-Reformation Churches in Lewis
91. Early Medicine in the Lews
92. Leodhasach! Do Not Grumble
93. Antiquaries, etc.
94. Chief Magistrates of Stornoway
95. Dr Macdonal's Speech on Opening a Sale of Work in Aid of St Peter's Church Funds
96. Lewis After 1851
97. Stornoway in 1803
98. The Aignish Riot, 1888
99. History of the Park Given in 1888 by Mr Wm Mackay, Chamberlain
100. The Small Remnant
101. The Old Bell of St Lennan's

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