Sgalag an t-sagairt agus an luchd-siubhail.

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Title - Sgalag an t-sagairt agus an luchd-siubhail.
Contributors - Katherine Dix
Reporters - Ian Paterson

Summary - A story about a priest's servant and the Travellers.

A landowner in Kinlochleven was very mean to the Travellers. A father and son from the camp stole some apples from the big house's orchard and went to the graveyard to divide their haul. They dropped two at the gate.

The priest's servant was coming home from the inn and, as he was passing the graveyard, he heard a voice saying, "One for you and one for me." He ran to the priest and said that souls were being shared out in the cemetery. The priest thought he was drunk, but went to listen anyway. They arrived as the Travellers were finishing and one said, "We can go now. That's them all except for the two outside the gate." The priest and the servant fled. The priest was not at all confident that Satan wouldn't have had him. He reformed and people eventually came from all over to listen to him.

The contributor heard this story from a man named Mr Fife from Kinlochleven, around 1970. There was plenty Gaelic in the area at that time.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:12
Date Recorded - 1976.09
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 63812
Original Tape ID - SA1976.171
Original Track ID - SA1976.171.A6
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - AT1791;

Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Kilmallie
  Village - Kinlochleven

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