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Kirkmaiden place-names; place-name origin in a murder.

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Title - Kirkmaiden place-names; place-name origin in a murder.
Contributors - Williamina McGaw; Agnes Grace McGaw
Reporters - Prof. John MacQueen

Summary - Kirkmaiden place-names; place-name origin in a murder.

Miss McGuffock told the Misses McGaw that she used to wonder where her father went on a moonlit night: it turned out he was rowing over to Ireland and smuggling salt. Talk of local people and houses, including one that used to have a roof hole rather than a chimney. Mention of a house on [Shank's Moor?] called [Laggiegeelie?] where somebody from Low Drummore was murdered. Miss McGaw explains the name as 'the valley of blood'; Jack MacQueen suggests 'the stone of the lad'. An Adair from Low Drummore castle had a tryst with the Laird of [Keelness?] and he murdered her there, near Several.

In the glen there is a place called Gossips' Den where a man was supposed to have buried his gold; all the sisters ever found there was a ha'penny.



Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:21
Date Recorded - 1972.08.09
Language - English
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 30700
Original Tape ID - SA1972.154
Original Track ID - SA1972.154.B7; SA1972.154.B8
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Wigtownshire
  Village - Galloway


Item Location:
  County - Wigtownshire
  Parish - Kirkmaiden

Item Notes -

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