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A' cruinneachadh rudan airson 'Am Fasgadh'
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LL_I_F_GRANT_08
DEIT
1969
LINN
1960an
CRUTHADAIR
Isabel F. Grant
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
The School of Scottish Studies Archives
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1359
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
cruthan-tìre litreachais

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Sa phìos chlaistinneach a tha seo, tha an Dr. I. F. Ghrannd ag innse mar a fhuair i grèim air rudan airson a taigh-tasgaidh, Am Fasgadh. '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.

'Well, as you know I had 'Am Fasgadh', and I used to go and try and collect things in the Outer Isles. And I went to Tarbert, in Harris, and one always couldn't sort of just burst into these houses; one always had to get a sort of introduction. And I managed to get an introduction to the district nurse and she said, 'Oh well there's a Mrs - I think it was Morrison - in the village and I think you'll get something from her. She has some old things.' Well, I went there, and there were some nice old things; there was a nice old chair and one or two other things, and there was a daughter lying on a bed in the corner looking desperately ill - I think she had diabetes - and the poor mother was evidently terribly hard up. And she said yes, she'd let me have the things. And she was desperately anxious to get the money. I was extremely hard up; I got things as cheaply as I could, but I couldn't try and get a fair deal with her, I gave what I could possibly afford and she was delighted. And she was most intelligent about doing them up; most of them thought a frail old chair or spinning wheel, you tied a label on and flung it into MacBrayne's Steamer! And one had an awful time getting these things properly guarded, but she was most intelligent. And afterwards I met the District Nurse, and she said, 'Well, you did a good day's work. You - No, she said, 'Well you went to see Mrs Morrison?' I said, 'Yes' and she said, 'Well, you did a good day's work because she was desperate for money. She was on her knees praying that by some marvellous thing, something would come to her, she - and you just walked in and bought what she thought was old rubbish. I said, 'Well, I think there will be a blessing' and when the County Council council tried to commandeer my dwelling, you know, they tried to get the building, I thought well surely that prayer will bare fruit, and it did - we routed them. It's a queer tale.

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.
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A' cruinneachadh rudan airson 'Am Fasgadh'

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 mar a fhuair i grèim air rudan airson a taigh-tasgaidh, Am Fasgadh. '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 /> 'Well, as you know I had 'Am Fasgadh', and I used to go and try and collect things in the Outer Isles. And I went to Tarbert, in Harris, and one always couldn't sort of just burst into these houses; one always had to get a sort of introduction. And I managed to get an introduction to the district nurse and she said, 'Oh well there's a Mrs - I think it was Morrison - in the village and I think you'll get something from her. She has some old things.' Well, I went there, and there were some nice old things; there was a nice old chair and one or two other things, and there was a daughter lying on a bed in the corner looking desperately ill - I think she had diabetes - and the poor mother was evidently terribly hard up. And she said yes, she'd let me have the things. And she was desperately anxious to get the money. I was extremely hard up; I got things as cheaply as I could, but I couldn't try and get a fair deal with her, I gave what I could possibly afford and she was delighted. And she was most intelligent about doing them up; most of them thought a frail old chair or spinning wheel, you tied a label on and flung it into MacBrayne's Steamer! And one had an awful time getting these things properly guarded, but she was most intelligent. And afterwards I met the District Nurse, and she said, 'Well, you did a good day's work. You - No, she said, 'Well you went to see Mrs Morrison?' I said, 'Yes' and she said, 'Well, you did a good day's work because she was desperate for money. She was on her knees praying that by some marvellous thing, something would come to her, she - and you just walked in and bought what she thought was old rubbish. I said, 'Well, I think there will be a blessing' and when the County Council council tried to commandeer my dwelling, you know, they tried to get the building, I thought well surely that prayer will bare fruit, and it did - we routed them. It's a queer tale.<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.