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Appin Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...

Fragment of a song beginning 'Is cai[r]d[each] mi don chinne chleutach', October 1892

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/66
Scope and Contents Fragment of a song beginning 'Is cai[r]d[each] mi don chinne chleutach, S treubh na h-Apin mi' [Apainn/Appin, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].

Note about Cladh Churalain [St Cyril's Graveyard], 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/189
Scope and Contents Note about Cladh Churalain [St Cyril's Graveyard] collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73, that the women dragged corpses to the graveyard as no men were left to carry them.

Note about Creag Churalain, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/186
Scope and Contents Note about Creag Churalain collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73 years, that his grandfather had it under Cap[tain] Barrcaldein [Campbell of Barcaldine].

Note about Feill Churalain [St Cyril's Festival], 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/190
Scope and Contents Note about Feill Churalain [Fèill Churalain/St Cyril's Festival] collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73, that it was held at Sgeir a' Phobuill, that the girls of Glencreran would have 'babagan beithe' (tassles of birch) and that it was held on 16 March 'Cuiralain an diugh us Pàdruig am màireach' ('Curalan today and Patrick tomorrow'). Also notes that St Cyril's Church was built of clay.

Note about Invernahyle House, 18 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/29
Scope and Contents Note about Invernahyle House, [An Apainn/Appin, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] describing the remains of the old house and its connections with Sir Walter Scott. He also states that the nearby Craobh a' Phrionnsa and Uamh Phrionnsa were both hiding places for Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

Note about priests preaching on Sgeir a' Phobuil, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/67
Scope and Contents Note about priests preaching on Sgeir a' Phobuil [An Apainn/Appin] and that Cill Mhodain in Ardchattan [Cille Mhaodain/Àird Chatain] was the oldest [priory] in Argyllshire, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Also notes that Sir Walter Scott was in Glencreran several times, while Donald was there.

Note about Rathad Mòr nam Marbh, Appin, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/165
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about Rathad Mòr nam Marbh, Appin, Argyll [Earra Ghàidheal] along which the corpses are carried to get to the graveyard. A day or two before the funeral, twigs are trimmed away and stones levelled along this road. The note mentions that every piper started their pipes at Bun an Fheadain near the graveyard.

Note about Stewart of Invernahyle, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/192
Scope and Contents Note about Stewart of Invernahyle collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73, which reads 'Du[gh]all of In[ver]nahyle was head of the Stewarts of Appin - chief. The Capt[ain].'.

Note about stones and wells for healing, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/65
Scope and Contents Note, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], about stones and wells for healing in Appin [An Apainn] including Creag Chuirulain [Creag Churalain], Chuiralain Tobar [Churalain Tobar], Tobar nan Sul [Tobar an Sùl], Clach an Droma and Tobar a Ghlun [Tobar a' Ghlùin]. Some descriptions of the stones and wells and the ailments they heal are noted.