An Fhiabhras an Taigh Alasdair 'ic 'Ill-Easbuig
Date September 1969
Track ID 53012
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1969.84.A10

Original Tape ID

SA1969.084

Summary

Information about a house in Bruist struck by fever.

Alasdair Munro's family in Bruist were struck down with fever. It began in the 1870s and took nine lives. Catriona Paterson's uncle brought them food. He shared a pipe with one of them, but didn't get the fever. Alasdair's mother-in-law went to help them, but she was the first to die. The coffins were tarred and taken out through the window with ropes. There is discussion about how much Alasdair's wife suffered and mention of the man who made the coffins.

Item Subject/Person

Alasdair Munro [Alasdair mhic 'illeasbaig]; Paterson, Catriona

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Harris

Island - Berneray

Village - Bruist

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS