‘An Ear ‘s an Iar – An Dachaidh is fearr’

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Dalmore – 21 days – Guinness can – 0.25mm pinhole – duct tape – cable ties – black and white photographic paper

‘When the cakes are all baked but one be sure and cut a circle in the centre of that one with your finger in the direction the sun goes round. If you don’t do this a person may eat and eat of your bread and never be satisfied’

Ms. J. Macleod Skye – 1939

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Grianan – North Lewis moor – 65 days – Guinness can – 0.25mm pinhole – duct tape – cable ties – black and white photographic paper

‘At Eoropie, at the North end of Lewis ‘Deiseil’ was thought so much of that when the people were carrying home the corn in harvest they would pass on the North side of the ruined temple when leaving the stackyard, but would return from the field on the South side thus completing the tour of the Temple ‘Deiseil’.

Ms. J. Macleod Skye 1939

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Bru plantation – 6 months – Guinness can – 0.25mm pinhole – duct tape – cable ties – black and white photographic paper

‘If one of the cattle sprained a foot, it was made to go ‘sunwise’ round a slab of rock by way of curing it. A rock once so honoured is known as ‘Clach Sniomh’ ‘The stone of twisting’

Folklore Vol 7 P.168 Rev. M. MacPhail

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Stornoway church and An Lanntair – 29 days – Guinness can – 0.25mm pinhole – duct tape – cable ties – black and white photographic paper

 

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Beasts of Holm – 55 days – Guinness can – 0.25mm pinhole – duct tape – cable ties – black and white photographic paper

 

* Deiseal material collected from the School of Scottish Studies, Carmina Gadelica and Mary Smith.

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