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Note about the fish 'ugsa' [coalfish], June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/31

Scope and Contents

Note about the fish 'ugsa' [coalfish] probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, which reads 'A man at P[ort] na haven could see an ugsa breaki[n]g a mile. He saw the gull could see the ugsa break[in]g 3 miles off'. [Port na h-Abhainne/Portnahaven] Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 9v, line 14 to folio 9v, line 18

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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