THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF
THE ISLE OF SKYE
BY ALEXANDER CAMERON, SOLICITOR, PROCURATOR FISCAL AT LOCHMADDY, NORTH UIST.
(First printed in INVERNESS, 1871)
[THIS REPRINT BY DONALD MACCORMICK, EDINBURGH 1994]
PRINTED IN INDIA, by arragement with B. Jain Publishers Ltd, NEW DELHI
DESCRIPTION: Small hardback (see photo) with green dustjacket. Gilt to front and spine of boards. 161pp. Facsimile of first (rare and only previous edition) of 1871.
CONDITION: VERY GOOD+. No inscriptions. Binding tight.
CONTENTS (with a selection of headings from each chapter)
CHAPTER 1 - General Description - Population -Rental - Etymology of Skye - Original inhabitants - The poems of Ossian - Cuthullin chief of Skye - Fingal and the Fingalians - The Lochlins or Danes (Norse) and their fortifications.
CHAPTER 2 -Druidism -Columba - Places of worship etc.
CHAPTER 3 - Harold Harfager, King of Norway - Western Isles added to Norway.....Expedition of Haco to the Hebrides.....etc.
CHAPTER 4 - Bannockburn - Macleod chiefs - Lordship of the Isles Gilleasbuig Dubh - The massacre of Eigg - The promotion of religion and order in Skye by King James IV.......etc.
CHAPTER 5 - Castle of Dunskaich (Dunsgiath) taken by Macleod of Dunvegan and Maclean of Duart.........MacDonald of Sleat contests for possession of Trotternish with Alexander MacLeod of Dunvegan. The Storming of Eilean Donan Castle...etc.
CHAPTER 6 - Voyage of King James V the the Western Isles...Skye chiefs council.....etc.
CHAPTER 7 - Description of Skye by Dean Munro - The Macgillechalums of Raasay....etc
CHAPTER 8 -...Feud between the MacDonalds of Skye and MacKenzies of Kintail......etc
CHAPTER 9 - The treacheries of Ùisdean Mac Ghilleasbuig Chlèirich (Hugh son of Archibald the Clerk - nasty piece of work) Isle of Lewis and Trotternish granted to adventurers.......etc
CHAPTER 10 - Battle of Carinish (North Uist) - Donald Mor MacCrimmon, piper to the chief of Macleod.......etc
CHAPTER 11 - Sir Lachlan MacKinnon of Strath - Statutes of Iona...etc
CHAPTER 12 - Enactments by Privy Council, fixing residence etc of Skye chiefs........etc
CHAPTER 13 - Sir Donald Gorm Òg created a Baronet - Naval battle at Loch Eisord - Rental of Skye in 1664....Episcopacy in Skye....etc
CHAPTER 14 - Sir Donald MacDonald at the Battle of Sheriffmuir - Martin Martin's description of the Western Isles....etc
CHAPTER 15 - Smuggling in Skye...etc
CHAPTER 16 Account of Lady Grange - etc
CHAPTER 17 The landing of Prince Charles Edward Stewart...MacKinnon of Strath and MacLeod of Raasay join his standard...etc
CHAPTER 18- Culloden.....etc
CHAPTER 19 - Meeting of Prince Charles and Donald Macleod...etc
CHAPTER 20 The life and adventures of Flora MacDonald
CHAPTER 21- Captain Roy MacDonald assists Prince Charles - Boswell's description of Captain Malcolm Macleod.
CHAPTER 22 - The Laird of MacKinnon taken prisoner...etc
CHAPTER 23 - Alexander Macdonald of Kingsburgh taken prisoner..etc - Lord Alexander Wentworth MacDonald raises the "Regiment of the Isles"
CHAPTER 24 - Account of General Norman Macleod of Macleod and his successors - Reception of Dr Samuel Johnson in Raasay...etc
CHAPTER 25 - Eminent Military men from Skye - Notice of Dr MacPherson of Sleat - Dr Maqueen of Kilmuir - Rev. John Nicolson of Portree - Donald Munro - Gaelic schools.
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