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Taransay Inverness-shire Scotland

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological note about a skeleton and Tobar Che, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/63
Scope and Contents Archaeological note about a skeleton which was found 'in a sit[tin]g pos[i]t[ion] stuck in a cleft of a rock s[outh] of Tear Che or Cherun' [Tobar Chè, Tarasaigh/Taransay] and that Tobar Chè 'is ab[ou]t 55 y[ar]ds due w[est] covered over with a face it goes back 60 or 70 f[ee]t'.
Dates: 10 July 1870

Archaeological notes and sketchs of Dun Loch an duin and Linedal, 9 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/39
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes and sketchs of Dun Loch an duin and Sinedal [Dùn Loch an Dùin and Sionadail Tarasaigh/Taransay] describing how Dùn Loch an Dùin is 'a round dun on a small lake with a clachan straight to it' and as being 'up & entire within the mem[ory] of people living'. The sketches show it in profile and in plan, noting some of its dimensions. The sketch of Sionadail notes a small mill or millstone and the measurements of a raised cross on the upper stone.
Dates: 9 July 1870

Description of a view from the top of Beinn Rà, 10 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/57
Scope and Contents Description of a view from the top of Beinn Rà [Tarasaigh/Taransay] around sunset in the company of Ranald MacDonald describing amongst other aspects the sea as 'a sheet of clo[u]ds & glossy mist with the sun shin[in]g up on them in a most extra[ordinary] man[ner]' and the sun 'amber omar col[our] gold & silver - all speck speckled in in (sic) long streaks of sheer beaut[y] & sp[l]end[ou]r'. Carmichael mentions the view to Fincastle 'the seat of the noble E[arls] of Dunmore &...
Dates: 10 July 1870

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, inscribed on the inside cover with 'Alexander A Carmichael Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist 15/7 1870 Note Book No 8'. The majority of this notebook contains material collected on Tarasaigh/Taransay from the MacDonalds at Paible House, Mor or Marion MacQueen and Donald MacKinnon including notes on the island's archaeology, local history and geographical changes, with stories of how coastal erosion revealed burial sites and renditions of the...
Dates: 15 July 1870 to 19 October 1871

Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 9 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/43
Scope and Contents Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay giving its dimensions as seventeen yards in diameter and describing the remains of it as the foundations 'all a grassy mound' on the slope of a hill and how a narrow passge leads from the outside to the centre. It was said that Dùn Loch an Dùin could be seen from this dun so that it 'Must have been 100 f[ee]t high'. Carmichael notes that there is 'A lump of a hill betw[een] these two duns' and that Capt[ain] Thomas made a plan of the dun some years before...
Dates: 9 July 1870

Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 7 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/9
Scope and Contents Note about a dun on Tarasaigh/Taransay that it is 'a round lump the rem[ains] of an old dun on the slope of the hill & near the sea'.
Dates: 7 July 1870

Notes on deserted houses, archaeological sites and the geography of Tarasaigh/Taransay with accompanying sketch, 9 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/36
Scope and Contents Notes on deserted houses, archaeological sites and the geography of Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the houses at Aoi [Uidh] which had been left by families who moved to Paible [Paibeil] including 'a nice box of a house in front with one chim[ney] & plastered' and their situation as being in a 'beautiful spot'. The accompanying sketch is of Clach an Teampuill which is on Croc an Teampuill [Cnoc an Teampuill] and noted are its dimensions, that it is made of grey granite and that its situation...
Dates: 9 July 1870

Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay and Stewart of Loscintire [Losgaintir/Luskentyre], 8 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/19
Scope and Contents Notes on the chapels and burial sites on Tarasaigh/Taransay, describing the beauty of Chè Temple [Teampull Chè/St Keith's Chapel], its construction, dimensions and situation and that its graveyard is still a burying place. He describes the stream which separates Cille Chè and Cladh Charain [Cladh Tharain/St Taran's graveyard] as being there in winter but dry in summer 'its bed covered over with docken'. Of St Taran's he notes, 'St Caran ruins by houses above & horse & cattle fanks now...
Dates: 8 July 1870

Notes on the population of Tarasaigh/Taransay, 8 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/21
Scope and Contents Notes on the population of Tarasiagh/Taransay, stating that Paible is the inhabited part and Rath the north township 'but no people now', that 'Aird-Mhanuis' [Àird Mhànais] is an island at high spring tides, and that good families came from Taransay including that of Cap[tain] Ken[neth] Campbell 'mac Alast[air] ic Coinnich ic Dho[mh]n[u]il[l] ic Iain Oig of Taransay' describing Captain Campbell as 'one of the most gent[le]manly men who ever live.' Campbell is said to have lived at Aoi [Uidh]...
Dates: 8 July 1870

Notes on the situation of Tarasaigh/Taransay houses and placename note, 8 July 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/28
Scope and Contents Notes on the situation of Tarasaigh/Taransay houses stating that some are supposed to be built over tungas [tombs], connecting the placename Tunng or Tongue, Sutherland [Tunga, Cataibh] with it and noting that Àird nan Ceall is to be found at 'the points of land S[outh] W[est] of the temples.'
Dates: 8 July 1870