Airds Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about Caman na Bachuil [the Bachuil staff] describing how it was found growing on the Crois [Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] having grown within a night, just as the Baron of Bachuil had seen in a dream the night before. The Baron cut it off and it was sent to the Pope, who had it 'gilt with gold & gave it to the Baron as a symbol of office.' The caman is described as being in the possession of hte Duke of Argyll. The story...
Scope and Contents Story about 'cli[ar]-sheanachain' probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire that when twelve cliar-sheanachain [itinerant band/sorners] came to Iain Beag Mac a Chombaich [John Colquhoun?] that he had to kill 'a stirk a calf or cow'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story about how Loch Awe was created probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. The story tells how [Bera] went away on a visit and having 'stayed too long' discovered on her return that 'the lid of the well was off + Loch Awe the result'. She then sang a song beginning 'A sniomh mo chuigeil'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story telling how Donl du tearn [Dòmhnall Dubh Tighearna or Sir Donald Campbell of Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] sent for the Baron of Bachuil while he was on his deathbed but his wife never sent the messenger for him. It notes that Dòmhnall used to 'preach in the ag[e]s of episcopy.'
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire about the Campbells, blacksmiths at Bonawe [Bun Obha], that the original Campbell came there from Kilmartin [Cille Mhàrtainn], where he had been an apprentice because his master had been jealous of his 'tempering - adhart - binding a sword to hilt'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story collected from Duncan Macniven, 'old schoolmaster', Cnoc na h-Aird, Taynuilt [Taigh an Uillt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] about the 'Ceathirne-Choill' [ceatharnach-coille or outlaws] and how they were killed with a sword by Fear Bhail an deor [Fear Bhaile an Deòir, Baile an Deòra/Balindore] around an oak beam [sail dharaich] 'because they dwelt in the woods'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about the Duke of Argyll and hospitality he had received from two MacColl brothers. One was unwelcoming while the other was hospitable and killed a cow [for eating]. To this one the duke gave the titles to Corra Bheinn and Glasdruim [Glasdrum, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], one for mutton and the other for grazing. At Airds his dogs were not well cared for and fled during the night and he remarked...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Iain Lom' collected from Duncan MacNiven, 'old schoolmaster', Cnoc na h-Aird, Taigh an Uillt/Taynuilt, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire which tells how the wife of a Campbell of Glasaruith in Killmhich[eil] [Kilmichael Glassary, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] was being harrassed by a 'cruiner' [tax-collector] in her husband's absence. Having complained to her husband he lay in wait for the tax-collector and when the tax-collector harrassed his wife he stabbed him but then fled north....
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire for 'Calpa na craoibh' which is the trunk of a tree. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.