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TIOTAL
Cuimhneachan air Aiseag a' Chorrain (6 à 6)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_ANNEMACKINTOSH_06
ÀITE
An Corran
SGÌRE
Àird nam Murchan
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
EARRA-GHÀIDHEAL: Àird-gholbhar
LINN
1980an; 1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Anne Mackintosh
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1839
KEYWORDS
aiseagan
margaidean
dròbhaireachd
claistinneach

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Bidh Aiseag a' Chorrain a' dol thar Caolas a' Chorrain anns an Loch Dubh, naoi mìle gu deas air A' Ghearasdan. Tha an cidhe air an taobh sear aig Loch Abar Iarach, a' cumail ceangal ris an A82 suas dhan Ghearasdan, agus sìos gu Baile Chaolais is Gleann Comhann. Tha an cidhe air an taobh siar a' fosgladh slighe gu Àird nam Murchan, A' Mhorbhairne agus Mùideart. Tha slighe na h-aiseig air seann slighe dròbhaireachd sìos gu Meadhan na h-Alba agus tha e air fear dhe na slighean a thathas fhathast a' cleachdach.

San earrainn èisteachd seo, tha Anna Nic an Tòisich, le Seumas Mac an Tòisich, a chleachd a bhith a' ruith aiseag Chorrain, a' cuimhneachadh air an dòigh-beatha aig an aiseag ro 1934, mus do thòisich aiseag nan carbadan.

We sometimes get people crossing here thinking that they're crossing Ballachulish Ferry. They either don't read their maps properly, or they are using an old map which still shows Ballachulish Ferry, knowing that there's a bridge there now. And they may be fifteen, thirty miles away from the ferry on the other side when they suddenly realise that they still haven't reached Glencoe and their intentions is to be on the road south. Then they turn up back at the ferry and they get very annoyed to be charged for coming back again. They think they ought to get back free, although it's been their own mistake going across here.

Interviewer: Perhaps they've been queuing for hours to get across?

Oh yes. One man came back one night in a great state, about eleven o'clock, to the ferryman, knocked him up and said would he not get the boat out to take him across? And he was towing a caravan too. He could easily just stop at the roadside and spend the night in his caravan and cross first thing in the morning but he had gone about thirty-five miles before he realised he was on the wrong road.

Interviewer: Any other funny stories or things that's happened in the past?

Oh well, there's plenty funny stories that I wouldn't like to repeat.

Interviewer: Let's have something without any names coming into it.

Well, one man who had been imbibing a bit too much in the bar here, walked down to the ferry and didn't wait until the boat was right in and stepped off the jetty and landed in the water, between the boat and the jetty. And he had spent his money in vain; his quick dip in the water soon sobered him up! Another day somebody came along, got onto the boat and asked the ferrymen if that was the Cuillins on the other side and he couldn't be convinced that he wasn't crossing over to Skye. Just because it was a ferry, they all think that they're going over to Skye because I think this is the ferry they hear more about. Oh, I'm sure the ferrymen have plenty of laughs to tell

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Cuimhneachan air Aiseag a' Chorrain (6 à 6)

EARRA-GHÀIDHEAL: Àird-gholbhar

1980an; 1990an

aiseagan; margaidean; dròbhaireachd; claistinneach

Taigh-tasgaidh is Gaileiridh Ealan Inbhir Nis

Bill Sinclair Audio: Corran Ferry

Bidh Aiseag a' Chorrain a' dol thar Caolas a' Chorrain anns an Loch Dubh, naoi mìle gu deas air A' Ghearasdan. Tha an cidhe air an taobh sear aig Loch Abar Iarach, a' cumail ceangal ris an A82 suas dhan Ghearasdan, agus sìos gu Baile Chaolais is Gleann Comhann. Tha an cidhe air an taobh siar a' fosgladh slighe gu Àird nam Murchan, A' Mhorbhairne agus Mùideart. Tha slighe na h-aiseig air seann slighe dròbhaireachd sìos gu Meadhan na h-Alba agus tha e air fear dhe na slighean a thathas fhathast a' cleachdach.<br /> <br /> San earrainn èisteachd seo, tha Anna Nic an Tòisich, le Seumas Mac an Tòisich, a chleachd a bhith a' ruith aiseag Chorrain, a' cuimhneachadh air an dòigh-beatha aig an aiseag ro 1934, mus do thòisich aiseag nan carbadan.<br /> <br /> We sometimes get people crossing here thinking that they're crossing Ballachulish Ferry. They either don't read their maps properly, or they are using an old map which still shows Ballachulish Ferry, knowing that there's a bridge there now. And they may be fifteen, thirty miles away from the ferry on the other side when they suddenly realise that they still haven't reached Glencoe and their intentions is to be on the road south. Then they turn up back at the ferry and they get very annoyed to be charged for coming back again. They think they ought to get back free, although it's been their own mistake going across here.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Perhaps they've been queuing for hours to get across?<br /> <br /> Oh yes. One man came back one night in a great state, about eleven o'clock, to the ferryman, knocked him up and said would he not get the boat out to take him across? And he was towing a caravan too. He could easily just stop at the roadside and spend the night in his caravan and cross first thing in the morning but he had gone about thirty-five miles before he realised he was on the wrong road.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Any other funny stories or things that's happened in the past?<br /> <br /> Oh well, there's plenty funny stories that I wouldn't like to repeat. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Let's have something without any names coming into it.<br /> <br /> Well, one man who had been imbibing a bit too much in the bar here, walked down to the ferry and didn't wait until the boat was right in and stepped off the jetty and landed in the water, between the boat and the jetty. And he had spent his money in vain; his quick dip in the water soon sobered him up! Another day somebody came along, got onto the boat and asked the ferrymen if that was the Cuillins on the other side and he couldn't be convinced that he wasn't crossing over to Skye. Just because it was a ferry, they all think that they're going over to Skye because I think this is the ferry they hear more about. Oh, I'm sure the ferrymen have plenty of laughs to tell