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Notes about the muasgan [razor fish] and other fishing bait, 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/125

Scope and Contents

Notes about the fish muasgan [or musgan or razor fish] and other fishing bait collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] describing how the muasgan is 'Best of all bait for long lines' and that 'suil-an-toin' [sùil-an-tòin or cuttle-fish] grows out of muasgan. Also notes that the black part of muasgan is used as ink; that both it and sùil-an-tòin spout ink; and that sùil-an-tòin is big enough to bait four big nets or lines. Other shell-fish used for bait are mentioned. 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

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 26v, line 13 to folio 27r, line 11

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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