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challenged any man to fight him. He was entertained in the castle according to the custom of such challenges till an opponent could be found. Some days passed without any accepting of the challenge, till a township of crofters from the side of Loch-Glais came down with their stent of peats as part of their rent. After delivering their peats they were taken into the castle kitchen and entertained to a supply of beef, bread, and beer. The champion went in to see what kind of men they were. Among them was a big bonnetless and shoeless youth, whom the champion took a fancy to tease. He spat upon the meat the youth was eating without effect; he did it a second time, which caused a disturbance in the youth's face, but on it being done a third time the youth threw down the meat he had in his hand, caught the champion by the neck and legs, and with one stroke broke his spine on the massive bars of the kitchen grate.
Fuaran-buidhe-The yellow well.
Katewell—Ceud bhaile— The first town or piece of land possessed by the Earl of Ross.
Knockan-Curin (Caoran) — The hill of the rowan trees, or mountain ash.
Knockgurmain—The indigo hill.
Meall-na-speraig—The sparrow hawk's hill. Here three lairds' lands meet-Tulloch, Fowlis, and Wyvis.
Loch-nam-buachaillean—The herds' loch.
Mountgerald-So named by Mackenzie, the proprietor, who resided there in the middle of the last century, in honour of his supposed progenitor, Fitzgerald. The estate was formerly called Clyne, and is still called Claon (a slope) by Gaelic-speaking people.
Mountrich-A name recently given ; why, I have not ascertained. Its Gaelic name is Kil-a-choan.
Ochtobeg—The small eight of a davoch of land.
Teandallan- Dallan is an old name for plough-yokes and swingletrees. A carpenter lived here who made a trade of them.
Torr na h-Uamhaig—The hill of ticks.
Waterloo—This house, recently an inn, was named after the Battle of Waterloo.
Weyvis-Fuathais (3429 feet), is an Irish word, meaning a den, or a dismal place to look into. Near the summit of the mountain there is a corrie, which cannot be viewed from above without feelings of awe. It is comparatively narrow, and 1000 feet deep. On the south-west side the cliffs are nearly perpendicular, and it would take a cool head indeed to attempt to scale them. On the north.east side the descent can safely be made. From this corrie the mountain has got its name. It is now called Corry-na-feol, on account of the number of cattle that were killed by falling over the cliffs in the days when Ross-shire farmers sent cattle there to summer grazing. It is said of a man who at one time herded the cattle that when he happened to be short of food he did not scruple to drive some of the cattle under his care to the edge of one of the cliffs at night, making himself sure of dead meat at the bottom of the corrie next morning. Many stories are told of excursions to Weyvis by caterans in the days of cattle lifting, I will relate one. Twelve Lochaber men, in quest of spoil, came to Weyvis, and drove before them all the cattle they could find into Corrie-na-feol, with the intention of commencing their home journey the following morning. A powerful old man, who herded the cattle, known by the name of “ Breachie," from the freckled appearance of his skin, assisted by an active young man named Donald og, took a bundle of withs, came upon the twelve men by surprise during the night, overpowered and bound them with the withs. They were handed over to justice. Seven were hung, and the rest set at liberty. The leader, who was a bit of a poet, composed a song on the occasion of his capture, of which the following is a verse :
“ Tha mo bheansa torrach og,
At no time is Wyvis without snow. Even in the hottest summers a patch is to be found in some one of its corries, and in allusion to this, says Dr Robertson of Kiltearn, in his Statistical Account of the parish, written in 1791, “there is a remarkable clause inserted in one of the charters of the family of Fowlis, which is, that the forest of Uaish' is held of the King on condition of paying a snowball to his Majesty on any day of the year, if required. Snow was actually sent to the Duke of Cumberland when at Inverness, in 1746, to cool his wine.”
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HONORARY CHIEFTAINS. Sir Kenneth S. Mackenzie of Gairloch, Bart. Professor John Stuart Blackie, Edinburgh University Charles Fraser-Mackintosh of Drummond, M.P. Colin Chisholm Namur Cottage, Inverness Alex. Nicolson, M.A., LL.D., advocate, sheriff-substitute, Greenock
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Inverness Fraser, A. T. F., clothier, Church Street, Inverness Gara, Lieut.-Col. Gostwyck, late 93rd Highlanders, Cul-an-eilan
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