Ùrachadh mu Dheireadh 08/11/2017
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TIOTAL
An t-Ùruisg aig Brion, Srath Narann
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LL_I_F_GRANT_02
ÀITE
Srath Narann
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
INBHIR NIS: Deimhidh 's Dùn Fhlicheadaidh
DEIT
1969
LINN
1960an
CRUTHADAIR
Isabel F. Grant
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
The School of Scottish Studies Archives
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1351
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
cruthan-tìre litreachais

Get Adobe Flash player

Sa phìos chlaistinneach a tha seo, tha an Dr. I. F. Ghrannd ag innse sgeulachd mu ùruisg a bha faisg air Taigh Bhrion, Srath Narann. 'S e an duine a tha a' dèanamh an agallaimh Eric Cregeen, a' Chiad Taoitear A-staigh ann an Earra-ghàidheal (1954-66) aig roinn nan gnìomhan a-muigh aig Oilthigh Ghlaschu.

Cead cleachdaidh a' phìos chlaistinnich gu fialaidh o Thasglann Sgoil Eòlais na h-Alba, Oilthigh Dhuin Èidinn.

'I don't know if you know a house - Brin? It's in Strathnairn, which is rather - I always think - rather a grim place, and it used to belong to some people called Stewart; it doesn't now, they've died out. And he said that there was little piece of water - he pointed it out. As a matter of fact we tried to fish, it was a tiny lochan, it was supposed to be inhabited by a kelpie.

And there was story that a woman was coming back late at night with her little child and a lovely horse appeared and the child wanted to hop onto it and of course, she knew the evil ways of kelpie and tried to stop it from doing so, but the child just touched the kelpie. And the woman had a knife and she cut off the child's hand - the child's finger that had touched the kelpie - and of course it gave a horrible screech and disappeared into the waters of the loch.

Well, Mr Stewart told me this story and he said one day he'd been duck shooting and had a spaniel he was very fond of, and he wounded a duck and it fell into the loch and the spaniel went to retrieve it, and though it was quite a good water dog it suddenly got into great difficulties. So he tore off his coat to rush into the water to rescue the spaniel and the keeper said, 'Don't, don't please don't, sir.' And finally, even by force, try to prevent him from getting into the loch because it was supposed to be the kelpie loch, and he forced his way in and had the very greatest difficulty in rescuing the spaniel. And he said, 'There is one kind of waterweed that sort of clings and is very dangerous' and there was that waterweed in the loch.

Interviewer: I see, yes, yes.

It's a queer tale, isn't it?

Interviewer: Yes.'

Ged a rugadh i ann an Dùn Èideann 's a thogadh i ann an Lunnainn, bha Isabel Frances Grant 'first and foremost a Highlander, with a strong sense of belonging in the north country and in particular to the Grant country of Strathspey. She was justifiably proud of her family and their long domicile in the Highlands as the Grants of Tullochgorm' (Hugh Cheape, 2007).

Chuir a h-ùidh ann am beatha agus dualchas na Gàidhealtachd cruth air a sgrìobhadh agus air an taigh-tasgaidh a chuir i air bhonn. Dh'aithnicheadh an toiseach e mar Am Fasgadh agus tha a cruinneachadh agus a feallsanachd air bun-stèidh a chur ris an àite air a bheil an-diugh Taigh-tasgaidh Dualchas na Gàidhealtachd (Highland Folk Museum).

Bha eachdraidh Alba agus dualchas na Gàidhealtachd tuinte innte agus sgrìobh Iseabal Ghrannd a ciad leabhar 'Everyday Life of an Old Highland Farm' ann an 1924, air a stèidheachadh air seann leabhraichean cunntais an 18mh linn a dh'fhàg fear de a sinnsearan, Uilleam Mac an Tòisich à Bail' an Easbaig, faisg air Cinn a' Ghiùthsaich. Nuair a rinn i siubhal feadh na Roinn Eòrpa, bha buaidh mhòr aig 'gluasad nan taigh-tasgaidh a-muigh' oirre agus ann an 1934 chuir i roimhpe gun leanadh i sin le bhith a' cur air bhonn taigh-tasgaidh dualchas na Gàidhealtachd. Rùnaich i gun clàradh i na b' urrainn dhi de dhòigh-beatha na Gàidhealtachd a bha gu luath a' dol às agus gun glèidheadh i iomadh rud a bha air a chleachdadh leis na Gàidheil.

Ach a bharrachd air a bhith a' cruinneachadh rudan, chùm Iseabal Ghrannd oirre a' sgrìobhadh 's a' foillseachadh. San obair a b' ainmeil aice, 'Highland Folk Ways' (1961) mhìnich i cultar na Gàidhealtachd a thaobh rudan ceart agus rudan sa cheann, a' chuid as motha de na deilbh de rudan dualchasach a' tighinn bho a cruinneachadh fhèin. Chaidh dotaireachd onorach a thoirt mar dhuais dhi le Oilthigh Dhùin Èidinn ann an 1948 agus fhuair i MBE ann an 1959 airson na rinn i do sgoilearachd.

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
’S e companaidh cuibhrichte fo bharantas clàraichte ann an Alba Àir. SC407011 agus carthannas clàraichte Albannach Àir. SC042593 a th’ ann an High Life na Gàidhealtachd.
Powered by Capture

An t-Ùruisg aig Brion, Srath Narann

INBHIR NIS: Deimhidh 's Dùn Fhlicheadaidh

1960an

claistinneach; cruthan-tìre litreachais

The School of Scottish Studies Archives

Literary Landscapes: Isabel Grant

Sa phìos chlaistinneach a tha seo, tha an Dr. I. F. Ghrannd ag innse sgeulachd mu ùruisg a bha faisg air Taigh Bhrion, Srath Narann. 'S e an duine a tha a' dèanamh an agallaimh Eric Cregeen, a' Chiad Taoitear A-staigh ann an Earra-ghàidheal (1954-66) aig roinn nan gnìomhan a-muigh aig Oilthigh Ghlaschu.<br /> <br /> Cead cleachdaidh a' phìos chlaistinnich gu fialaidh o Thasglann Sgoil Eòlais na h-Alba, Oilthigh Dhuin Èidinn.<br /> <br /> 'I don't know if you know a house - Brin? It's in Strathnairn, which is rather - I always think - rather a grim place, and it used to belong to some people called Stewart; it doesn't now, they've died out. And he said that there was little piece of water - he pointed it out. As a matter of fact we tried to fish, it was a tiny lochan, it was supposed to be inhabited by a kelpie. <br /> <br /> And there was story that a woman was coming back late at night with her little child and a lovely horse appeared and the child wanted to hop onto it and of course, she knew the evil ways of kelpie and tried to stop it from doing so, but the child just touched the kelpie. And the woman had a knife and she cut off the child's hand - the child's finger that had touched the kelpie - and of course it gave a horrible screech and disappeared into the waters of the loch. <br /> <br /> Well, Mr Stewart told me this story and he said one day he'd been duck shooting and had a spaniel he was very fond of, and he wounded a duck and it fell into the loch and the spaniel went to retrieve it, and though it was quite a good water dog it suddenly got into great difficulties. So he tore off his coat to rush into the water to rescue the spaniel and the keeper said, 'Don't, don't please don't, sir.' And finally, even by force, try to prevent him from getting into the loch because it was supposed to be the kelpie loch, and he forced his way in and had the very greatest difficulty in rescuing the spaniel. And he said, 'There is one kind of waterweed that sort of clings and is very dangerous' and there was that waterweed in the loch. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: I see, yes, yes. <br /> <br /> It's a queer tale, isn't it?<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Yes.'<br /> <br /> Ged a rugadh i ann an Dùn Èideann 's a thogadh i ann an Lunnainn, bha Isabel Frances Grant 'first and foremost a Highlander, with a strong sense of belonging in the north country and in particular to the Grant country of Strathspey. She was justifiably proud of her family and their long domicile in the Highlands as the Grants of Tullochgorm' (Hugh Cheape, 2007). <br /> <br /> Chuir a h-ùidh ann am beatha agus dualchas na Gàidhealtachd cruth air a sgrìobhadh agus air an taigh-tasgaidh a chuir i air bhonn. Dh'aithnicheadh an toiseach e mar Am Fasgadh agus tha a cruinneachadh agus a feallsanachd air bun-stèidh a chur ris an àite air a bheil an-diugh Taigh-tasgaidh Dualchas na Gàidhealtachd (Highland Folk Museum). <br /> <br /> Bha eachdraidh Alba agus dualchas na Gàidhealtachd tuinte innte agus sgrìobh Iseabal Ghrannd a ciad leabhar 'Everyday Life of an Old Highland Farm' ann an 1924, air a stèidheachadh air seann leabhraichean cunntais an 18mh linn a dh'fhàg fear de a sinnsearan, Uilleam Mac an Tòisich à Bail' an Easbaig, faisg air Cinn a' Ghiùthsaich. Nuair a rinn i siubhal feadh na Roinn Eòrpa, bha buaidh mhòr aig 'gluasad nan taigh-tasgaidh a-muigh' oirre agus ann an 1934 chuir i roimhpe gun leanadh i sin le bhith a' cur air bhonn taigh-tasgaidh dualchas na Gàidhealtachd. Rùnaich i gun clàradh i na b' urrainn dhi de dhòigh-beatha na Gàidhealtachd a bha gu luath a' dol às agus gun glèidheadh i iomadh rud a bha air a chleachdadh leis na Gàidheil.<br /> <br /> Ach a bharrachd air a bhith a' cruinneachadh rudan, chùm Iseabal Ghrannd oirre a' sgrìobhadh 's a' foillseachadh. San obair a b' ainmeil aice, 'Highland Folk Ways' (1961) mhìnich i cultar na Gàidhealtachd a thaobh rudan ceart agus rudan sa cheann, a' chuid as motha de na deilbh de rudan dualchasach a' tighinn bho a cruinneachadh fhèin. Chaidh dotaireachd onorach a thoirt mar dhuais dhi le Oilthigh Dhùin Èidinn ann an 1948 agus fhuair i MBE ann an 1959 airson na rinn i do sgoilearachd.