St Kilda Inverness-shire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Account of a fishing trip around Mingulay with accompanying place-name notes, descriptions and stories, 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents Account by Alexander Carmichael of a fishing trip around Miulay [Miùghlaigh/Mingulay] with accompanying place-name notes, descriptions and stories. Carmichael notes geographical features such as high points, caves, rocks or arches; archaeological sites such as dùns or graveyards; places people have used for looking after livestock or catching birds and fish, noting breeding grounds or habits of some birds; and sea-faring items such as the conditions of the sea or navigation techniques. One...
Dates: 23 May 1869
Scope and Contents An account by Alexander Carmichael of his trip to St Kilda [Hiorta] in May 1865. He describes the crossing which lasted from 04:30 until 12:00, the weather and the sights and then describes the physical and temperamental characteristics of the islanders. 'Cameron the missionary oldish and common looking. St Kildeans good looking s[t]out fellows with pale complexions. Women good looking and ruddy complexions...Beautiful white teeth...Enunciation peculiar and lisping. People seem to be spoiled...
Dates: 22 May 1865
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing field and transcribed material. The notebook is inscribed on the front inside cover with the following: 'Scrap Book MS No1 Alex[ander] Carmichael (of Lismore) Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist] 1864'. On the recto side of the fly leaf is written 'Angus MacDonald Staoinebrig tale teller' and on the verso side of the fly leaf is written 'Bought at Drew's Saint columb Cornwall this 17 day of Nov[ember] 1864 A. A. Carmichael p2/3'....
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...
Scope and Contents Notes which read,' The St Kilda woman's buitseac[hd]. Starrag = A crow. Liabost, Lybster, Innoruige, Wick, Innorthorsai Thurso' [Liabost/Lybster, Inbhir Uige/Wick, Inbhir Theòrsa/Thurso, Gallaibh/Caithness].
Dates: 10 July 1870
Scope and Contents Note about how St Kildans prepare an unnamed type of food, that they are skinned, put in water and eaten or put in 'garden earth' for twenty-four hours but are not skinned before eating but are 'excellent then!'
Dates: June 1887
Scope and Contents Note about the bird 'guga' that it is 'black as raven'; that St Kildans bring five or six tons of guga from Stacali [Stac Lee, Hiorta/St Kilda] and then 'div[ide] them on the Leac' and that they are white for two years.
Dates: June 1887