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TITLE
Life on Buntait Farm, Glen Urquhart (1 of 16)
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MARY_MACDONALD_01
PLACENAME
Buntait
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kiltarlity and Convinth
DATE OF RECORDING
19 March 1982
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Mary MacDonald
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
41235
KEYWORDS
audios
farmers
farming

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Mary MacDonald was born and brought up on Buntait Farm on the Chisholm Estate, Glen Urquhart. In this audio extract she talks about how the farm came into her family.

Interviewer: Now, how long was the Buntait Farm in your family?

Mary: Over two hundred years. I understand that a chief of the clan Chisholm married a lady from the clan of MacDonnell of Glengarry and when she came to live at Erchless Castle several of her kinsmen came with her and some of them were allocated the tenancies, the tenancy of some of the land and part of the Chisholm Estate extended to the top end of Glenurquhart and I understand that my forebears came to Buntait because of this marriage.

Interviewer: And so the farm was leased from the Chisholm Estate? Your family didn't own the farm?

Mary: No, they leased it from the Chisholm Estate right on until the estate was broken up and then they leased it from the following owners. There was a General Sir Charles Grant owned it for some time and then the Forestry Commission bought the area and the tenancy remained with my father, and then my brother, until he died a few years ago.

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Life on Buntait Farm, Glen Urquhart (1 of 16)

INVERNESS: Kiltarlity and Convinth

1980s

audios; farmers; farming;

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum: Life on Buntait Farm

Mary MacDonald was born and brought up on Buntait Farm on the Chisholm Estate, Glen Urquhart. In this audio extract she talks about how the farm came into her family.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Now, how long was the Buntait Farm in your family?<br /> <br /> Mary: Over two hundred years. I understand that a chief of the clan Chisholm married a lady from the clan of MacDonnell of Glengarry and when she came to live at Erchless Castle several of her kinsmen came with her and some of them were allocated the tenancies, the tenancy of some of the land and part of the Chisholm Estate extended to the top end of Glenurquhart and I understand that my forebears came to Buntait because of this marriage.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And so the farm was leased from the Chisholm Estate? Your family didn't own the farm?<br /> <br /> Mary: No, they leased it from the Chisholm Estate right on until the estate was broken up and then they leased it from the following owners. There was a General Sir Charles Grant owned it for some time and then the Forestry Commission bought the area and the tenancy remained with my father, and then my brother, until he died a few years ago.<br /> <br /> (Image - Buntait from Corrimony © Copyright Angie, licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence 2.0)