A woman was rescued from a cliff prison by her lover.
Date 1955
Track ID 31549
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1955.94.4

Original Tape ID

SA1955.094

Summary

A woman was rescued from a cliff prison by her lover.

The pretty young daughter of a landowner was imprisoned on the Maiden Stack that lies off the coast at Nesting. When she renounced her beloved, she would be allowed to come home. The young man found where she was and climbed the precipice at dead of night. He lowered the girl to his boat and then climbed down. He took her away and married her. He left the rope to show he had taken her. It lasted a year and a half before being washed away.

Recording Location

County - Shetland

Parish - Yell

Island - Yell

Village - Arisdale

Item Location

County - Shetland

Parish - Nesting

Island - Shetland Mainland

Language

Scots

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS