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Description of a view from the top of Beinn Rà, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/57

Scope and Contents

Description of a view from the top of Beinn Rà [Tarasaigh/Taransay] around sunset in the company of Ranald MacDonald describing amongst other aspects the sea as 'a sheet of clo[u]ds & glossy mist with the sun shin[in]g up on them in a most extra[ordinary] man[ner]' and the sun 'amber omar col[our] gold & silver - all speck speckled in in (sic) long streaks of sheer beaut[y] & sp[l]end[ou]r'. Carmichael mentions the view to Fincastle 'the seat of the noble E[arls] of Dunmore & let to Earl De Grey' as an 'oasis in the desert' noting its situation in relation to Loch Leosava, Loch Fimhaig or Miavaig and Lochbunauineatara [Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, Loch Leosavay, Loch Mhiabhaig, and Loch Bun Abhainn Eadarra all Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris].


  • Creation: 10 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm