Mar a rinn leth-chiallach MhicLeòid a' chùis air an robair.
Date 19 September 1973
Track ID 68599
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1973.115.A6

Original Tape ID

SA1973.115

Summary

How MacLeod's fool outwitted the robber.

In the 16th century, MacLeod, the chief of Dunvegan, kept a fool as a servant. He had money to be collected from Inverness and the fool volunteered to get it. He took a pouch of shells with him, and went off on an old grey mare. He met a robber on the road and told him he was going to collect money. On the way back the robber, on a fine big horse, stopped him and demanded the money. The fool threw the jingling bag of shells on the verge of the road and the robber jumped after it. The fool jumped on the robber's horse and rode it happily home to Dunvegan.

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Sleat

Island - Skye

Village/Place - Camuscross

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS