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'An Sealgair Sìthicheil'
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LL_I_F_GRANT_07
ÀITE
Choire Ghearraig
SGÌRE
Lagan
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
INBHIR NIS: Lagan
DEIT
1969
LINN
1960an
CRUTHADAIR
Isabel F. Grant
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
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AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1358
KEYWORDS
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Sa phìos chlaistinneach a tha seo, tha an Dr. I. F. Ghrannd ag aithris sgeulachd mun 'Fairy Hunter', no Sealgair Sìthicheil, sa Choire Dhearg.

'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.

'During the big strike - I can't remember the exact year but it was - Oh, it was after the First World War, but a long time ago, you know that ...

Interviewer: Yes

... my mum and I were up at Inverness and because of the strike we were stuck there, and there were several people stuck in the little hotel - we were staying at a hotel across the river - and there was a charming couple. He had been head of the Fisheries and he'd just retired and was walking about his old haunts with his wife. And he told me this story. He said that he was inspecting the salmon fisheries in Strathspey and he thought it would be most interesting to walk over Corrieyairack, and at the end of his - he was going on leave and he thought he'd just do that, and his wife was to go with him - and so they started off. And they went some distance and they weren't at all sure of the way, and they met a man, and they asked the way and he told them. And they went on, and he again was not quite sure of the way. And he turned to his wife, and he said now, 'What did he say? Can you remember?' And she said, 'Well I didn't really listen very much to what he was saying to you because I was looking at his two beautiful dogs.' And he said, 'But the man didn't have beautiful dogs.' She said, 'Oh yes, he had two beautiful greyhounds.' He said, 'Oh no, he didn't have' and he was very grieved with her for being so foolish as not to have listened in to the way. And afterwards they heard that that was the 'Fairy Hunter' and I have heard from two other sources that the Fairy Hunter is up there; he's quite kind and friendly.

One story, this is not a first hand, was that people were going up the other way from Fort Augustus, you know?

Interviewer: Mmm

And they were going along and they weren't quite sure of their way, and a thick mist came on and in the mist they met somebody coming towards them and they asked him the way and he told them. And they followed exactly where he'd come out of, and immediately afterwards they came up on a herd of wild deer, which rushed away. And one of them said, 'Well now that must have been a ghost or a fairy, because no human being could have walked through a herd of red deer.'

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.
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'An Sealgair Sìthicheil'

INBHIR NIS: Lagan

1960an

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The School of Scottish Studies Archives

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Sa phìos chlaistinneach a tha seo, tha an Dr. I. F. Ghrannd ag aithris sgeulachd mun 'Fairy Hunter', no Sealgair Sìthicheil, sa Choire Dhearg.<br /> <br /> '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 /> 'During the big strike - I can't remember the exact year but it was - Oh, it was after the First World War, but a long time ago, you know that ...<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Yes<br /> <br /> ... my mum and I were up at Inverness and because of the strike we were stuck there, and there were several people stuck in the little hotel - we were staying at a hotel across the river - and there was a charming couple. He had been head of the Fisheries and he'd just retired and was walking about his old haunts with his wife. And he told me this story. He said that he was inspecting the salmon fisheries in Strathspey and he thought it would be most interesting to walk over Corrieyairack, and at the end of his - he was going on leave and he thought he'd just do that, and his wife was to go with him - and so they started off. And they went some distance and they weren't at all sure of the way, and they met a man, and they asked the way and he told them. And they went on, and he again was not quite sure of the way. And he turned to his wife, and he said now, 'What did he say? Can you remember?' And she said, 'Well I didn't really listen very much to what he was saying to you because I was looking at his two beautiful dogs.' And he said, 'But the man didn't have beautiful dogs.' She said, 'Oh yes, he had two beautiful greyhounds.' He said, 'Oh no, he didn't have' and he was very grieved with her for being so foolish as not to have listened in to the way. And afterwards they heard that that was the 'Fairy Hunter' and I have heard from two other sources that the Fairy Hunter is up there; he's quite kind and friendly. <br /> <br /> One story, this is not a first hand, was that people were going up the other way from Fort Augustus, you know? <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mmm<br /> <br /> And they were going along and they weren't quite sure of their way, and a thick mist came on and in the mist they met somebody coming towards them and they asked him the way and he told them. And they followed exactly where he'd come out of, and immediately afterwards they came up on a herd of wild deer, which rushed away. And one of them said, 'Well now that must have been a ghost or a fairy, because no human being could have walked through a herd of red deer.' <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.