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Note about otters on Ìle/Islay, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/34

Scope and Contents

Note about otters on Ìle/Islay probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, which states that 'Beiste donna' is an expression for an otter and that [Donald] 'Killed an otter larger than a barn door. The[y] larger than any ever seen in Islay - (twice attacked).'


  • 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 10r, line 10 to folio 10r, line 14

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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