Death customs in the Braes.

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Title - Death customs in the Braes.
Contributors - Finlay Finlayson
Reporters - Anne Ross

Summary - Death customs in the Braes.

When a death occurred, the body, whilst in the house, was watched during the night [caithris]. The contributor believes this started at a time when body-snatching was common.

There was no cemetery in the Braes, and so the dead were carried to Portree. There were resting-places all the way, where people had a dram and a bite to eat. Due to the whisky, there would often be fighting at the cemetery.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:06:24
Date Recorded - 1961.04.19
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 65195
Original Tape ID - SA1961.115
Original Track ID - SA1961.115
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Portree
  Island - Skye
  Village - Braes

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