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Mar a thug Dòmhnall Dubh an Dròbhair an car à Fear Sgeuboist...

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Title - Mar a thug Dòmhnall Dubh an Dròbhair an car à Fear Sgeuboist...
Contributors - Ali Willie Nicolson
Reporters - James Ross

Summary - How Dòmhnall Dubh an Dròbhair got the better of the laird of Skeabost and bought a mare from him for £7.

More than 100 years ago [said in 1958] Dòmhnall Dubh an Dròbhair was a renowned horse trader. He could get the better of anyone.

Lachlan of Skeabost bought a lovely grey mare from the traveller for £25, having heard that Dòmhnall Dubh had offered £24 for it. Dòmhnall Dubh said people would say, "There goes the laird of Skeabost with the tinker's [sic] mare," when they saw him.

The laird of Skeabost sold the mare to Dòmhnall Dubh for £7 and asked why he wouldn't mind people saying such things about him. He replied that they would say he had the laird of Skeabost's mare.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:09:49
Date Recorded - 1958.06.10
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 35575
Original Tape ID - SA1958.045
Original Track ID - SA1958.45.A1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Island - Skye


Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Island - Skye

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