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Placenames

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Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 233 Collections and/or Records:

Geological note on Sgeir na bualta and accompanying vocabulary note, 8 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/32
Scope and Contents Geological note on Sgeir na bualta [Sgeir a' Bhuallt, Tarasaigh/Taransay] stating that 'Felspar is mixt with the gneis of the rock...It glances in the sun greatly - trying on the eyes'. The accompanying vocabulary note reads 'Ceasad = Cleith, Concealing'.

Journal account entitled 'Notes' from a trip looking at archaeological sites on An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, 18 December 1865

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/3
Scope and Contents Journal account entitled 'Notes' from a trip looking at archaeological sites in which Carmichael describes leaving Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] and arriving at Ord [An t-Òrd, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye]. He notes that two stone coffins were found at Ionnaraulaviag or Ionnaraulaigidh [Inbhir Amhlabhaig/Inver Aulavaig] in the summer of 1864. He notes stones and rocks called Clach ullain, Eilean Ruridh [Clach Ullain and Eilean Ruairidh] and that on the latter...

Journal account of a trip to the Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis including archaeological notes, January 1866

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/4
Scope and Contents Journal account of a trip to the Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis including a description of the standing stones at Callanish [Calanais], telling how local people call them 'Na Tursachain' and 'na Fir bhreige' adding 'They make out that they cannot be counted'. He also describes another stone circle nearby at Gearradh na h-abhine [Gearraidh na h-Aibhne/Garynahine] as 'a circle within a circle' and names some of the island's other stone circles: Taigh nan Druiean at Grimartaidh and Gleann sagairt...

List of Argyll placenames and accompanying story, 21 September 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/236
Scope and Contents List of Argyll placenames, mostly from the Taynuilt area [Taigh an Uillt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including Baile an Deor, Tir Ruthadaich and Muc Carna [Baile an Deòir, Mucàrna/Muckairn] with a story which states that Alastair [Alasdair/Alexander] MacColl had to put Tai[gh] an Trithn [Taigh an Trithinn] on fire but he could not do it because a laogh alla 'a charmed calf' was in it. Text scored through as if copied elsewhere.

List of fifteen placenames in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist, c1865

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/43
Scope and Contents List of fifteen placenames in Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist including Colstrum, Minish, Sgealltraval and Mairivall [Collastrome, Midhinis, Sgealtrabhal/Skealtraval and Maireabhal/Marrival].

List of names and place-names connected with birds and a saying, 9 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/99
Scope and Contents List written on Giodha [Giogha/Gigha, Earra Ghaidheal/Argyllshire] of bird names and place-names there and in Cinn Tìre/Kintyre connected with birds and a saying which reads 'Posadh thar beinn 's goisteac thar fo lingeara' and explaining 'Lingearac' as 'Midden'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

List of place-names and a note about lights, 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/8
Scope and Contents List of place-names and a note about lights probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire including the different places known as 'Cnoc-Aingil', 'Dun-chathaich' and 'Dun-Cr[e]ag[ach]'. Some of the place-names are bracketed and the note reads 'These were lighted on danger' but it is not clear from the text exactly which place-names relate to lights. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

List of places in Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/59
Scope and Contents List of places in Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris including a note that Huisinnish [Huisinis] is near Caolas an Scarp and that it has good tillage.

List of references mainly to places in an unspecified publication, c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/95
Scope and Contents List of references mainly to places with Celtic names in an unspecified publication, possibly a periodical or a large volume owing to the page numbers such as 'p[age] 585'.

List of vocabulary and place-names, 1904

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/32
Scope and Contents List of vocabulary and place-names possibly from Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire, including 'Aoibhran = Ankle'; 'Cleirmid = strum the air without the words = Canntaireachd'; 'Trian - near Comrie = Cimirie' and 'Rua-thuill = Ruchal'; [Trian, Cuimridh/Comrie and Water of Ruchill]. Some words, which are apparently place-names do not have English equivalents written next to them. There is also a note for 'Hollingsworth, New Mains Inchture' and what would appear to be train times 'From Comrie 10-10...