Appin Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about Captain [Caroline] Scott probably collected from Roderick MacNeil, aged 88, crofter, Miùghlaigh/Mingulay. Described as 'notorious', the story states how Scott and his soldiers who carried themselves 'most ferociously' hanged a big, strong man named Iain mac Fhearchair ic Mhurachaidh ic Neill with out a trial or a judge. The story tells how the soldiers 'amused them[selves] by flaying the cattle of the people alive and allowing them to run mad about the island.' One man wisely...
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
Scope and Contents Story about Lochnell and Notary Stewart in which Lochnell wished a hundred years to be added to his lease but Stewart refused saying 'Guile[a]dh am mac nach d rugadh co fad s a thug [th]u daibh'. Stewart did draw up the lease and was noted as living in Appin [An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].