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Note entitled 'N[orth]. Rona', 15 December 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/304

Scope and Contents

Note entitled 'N[orth]. Rona' taken from John MacCulloch's The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland containing a description of the size and appearance of North Rona [RĂ²naigh], including the height of cliffs. He notes that Saint Ronan is the patron saint of the seas and that Kenneth MacCagie had to stay there for 8 years. The island had no peats and no water except for holes in the rocks. The description of the adjacent island of Barr or Sulisker [Sula Sgeir] is that it is 300 [feet] above water. Carmichael queries the name of Sulisker as meaning 'sail rock'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 15 December 1885

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 1 notebook ; 17.5 x 10.8 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 85r, line 2 to folio 85r, line 20


MacCulloch, John, The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, volume 3 (London, 1824) p. 309.

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