Loch Etive Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. The marjority of the notebook relates to material collected in Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire but there are a number of loose leaves at the end which contain an account of a journey from Uibhist/Uist through An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, during which time his wife, Mary is in Edinburgh and is pregnant. There are eight blank folios at the end of the notebook. Much of the material in this notebook was collected from Duncan...
Scope and Contents Note, probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about how Loch Etive changed from being a lake during a storm stating that a 'narrow isthmus of gravelly soil' separately the lake from the sea at Connel but that this was breached during a storm. He notes that the isthmus stood where the Falls of Lora are now. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 6 July 1892
Scope and Contents Note about places and natural history on Loch Etive, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire including that Port Luinge Mhic Dhughail is close to Ru-na-Creaige and that there was a building on E[ilean] Uisleachan [Port Luinge Mhic Dhughaill, Rubha na Creige and Eilean Uisneachan]. Carmichael also describes long stepping stones like eels and 'ducks of long bills nesting in these isles'. He also mentions Leac-nam ban nigheadadaireac (sic) [Leac nam Ban Nigheadaireachd] as relating to washer-women.
Scope and Contents Story about a great northern diver collected from Kenneth MacLean, merchant, Lochmaddy [Loch nam Madadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] describing the one occasion on which he saw a great northern diver on the wing at Fladda, Lochmaddy [Flodaigh/Flodday] 'The wings went rapidly and the bird seemed to exert himself greatly'. That the bird might have been a black throated diver and not a great northern diver is put forward. Carmichael notes that he and his children saw a great northern diver...
Scope and Contents Story about two men crossing Loch Etive at Runan carnan [Rubha nan Càrn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which quotes Iain Bhain, porter, as saying ' A little ban bird went up last night & s[aile]d between here before either of you'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.