Tales and Legends of Lochbroom by Roderick MacKenzie

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Roderick Mackenzie of Red Row, Ullapool (1850-1930) was the local bard and storyteller. He recorded the following stories in a notebook around 1900. Some of them appeared in an Anglicised form in A Guidebook to Lochbroom and Ullapool first published in 1903. The Guidebook describes him as “Our Local Senachie”, from the Gaelic “Seanchaidh”, a reciter or recorder of tales.

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Roderick Mackenzie of Red Row, Ullapool (1850-1930) was the local bard and storyteller. He recorded the following stories in a notebook around 1900. Some of them appeared in an Anglicised form in A Guidebook to Lochbroom and Ullapool first published in 1903. The Guidebook describes him as “Our Local Senachie”, from the Gaelic “Seanchaidh”, a reciter or recorder of tales.

In 1988 Kate Martin, who was then community education worker for Wester Ross, undertook the mammoth task of transcribing and editing the notebook. The Gaelic translation, place names and map work was done by Roy Wentworth, a Gaelic scholar who was archivist with Gairloch heritage Society. The resulting book was published by Ullapool Bicentenary committee. It was important to preserve the old local stories for present and future generations.

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Weight0.1 kg