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Fèilltean.

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Title - Fèilltean.
Contributors - Màiri MacKay
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald

Summary - Fairs.

The fair was regarded at the time for settling disputes. There was quite a lot of fighting. Police were not summoned. The fair stopped around the time of the First World War. Sales then took over. The fair was held near Ormaclete. There was another in Benbecula. People came from Lochboisdale, and across from Eriskay. Cattle were swum across the sound. There were tents selling food, clothes, lemonade and sweets etc. The contributor was at the Benbecula fair. There was no fighting.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:46
Date Recorded - 1974.03-04
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 105739
Original Tape ID - SA1974.053
Original Track ID - SA1974.53.A6
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist

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