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Effie, born about 1841, was the daughter of John and Ann Morrison of 4 Drinishader, Harris. She married crofter Malcolm Morrison at Tarbert in 1872, and they made their home at 17 Ruisgarry (Brusda) on the island of Berneray. In 1900 they moved instead to 3 Borve. Together they had seven children. Her husband was the local expert on mouth music, and apparently
'nearly drove her to distraction with his interminable rehearsals, especially of the air "Guilbneach a bu a locha."'
Effie worked as a weaveress. In 1911, living at 3 Borve with Effie and her husband were two of their grandchildren, John Archie and Effie MacAskill.