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Appin Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 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...
Dates: 1883 to 1887

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

 Item
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.
Dates: 29 August 1883

Note about stones and wells for healing, 29 August 1883

 Item
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.
Dates: 29 August 1883

Note about the MacColls and the MacDonalds, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/70
Scope and Contents Note about the MacColls and how they originated from the MacDonalds in Skye [An t-Eilean Sgitheanach] and how others became MacDonalds in Glengarry, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Dates: 29 August 1883

Notes on the family of Donald MacColl, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/68
Scope and Contents Notes on the family of Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that he had seven daughters and two sons, of which three daughters died in Glasgow, one son went to sea and the other became a shepherd.
Dates: 29 August 1883

Story about a battle between two tribes, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/66
Scope and Contents Story about a battle between two tribes one of which was called 'Clann ic ille ruitich' or 'The Reds' at Tobar an Sùl [An Apainn/Appin] in which The Reds killed the other tribe who were resting. Those killed were buried there in good soil but wolves and foxes dug them up. Probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]
Dates: 29 August 1883

Story about hunting foxes, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/69
Scope and Contents Story about hunting foxes collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. In it he tells of a particular hunt in Coire Chaorain [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which a vixen was killed and then her cub was discovered, eyes still unopened and two bullets in its hind legs. He describes how the vixen plays with her cubs all day and goes out at night to hunt mice and frogs and how the fox brings home moles for the cubs to play with 'No creature eats these'. If a...
Dates: 29 August 1883