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Story and notes about eels and dog-fish, 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/118

Scope and Contents

Story and notes about eels and dog-fish collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann]. MacAulay states that morgan [dog-fish] stick to rocks like muc-creige [wrasse] and that an eel once caught a man at Lochdibaig [Loch Diabaig, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but he killed it and found it was full of goll-luachair [reeds] which are used by coopers for barrels. It was thought that the eels had eaten the reeds in Loch Diabaigas Airde [Loch Diabaig As Àirde] and come down to Loch Diabaig. He notes that the biorach or dogfish, 'brings forth like dog' and tells how a man caught a large dogfish, which he cut open and out came many young fish some of which he then caught 'whiel they were swimming about.' Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 24 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