Àirighean anns an Àird Mhòir.

Date July 1971
Track ID 31173
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1971.103.B4

Original Tape ID

SA1971.103

Summary

Ardmore sheilings.

Iochdar people had sheilings in Ardmore and Rhughasinish. They are named after those to whom they belonged. People were still going to Mòinteach Mhòr in the contributor's youth. Going to the sheiling was girls' work. They came down regularly with the milk. They made butter and cheese at the sheiling. Young men would go out to court them.

They went out in summer and stayed for up to three months. This stopped before the First World War.

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS