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Paibeil Taransay Inverness-shire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical note about Col Campbell of Taransay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/46
Scope and Contents Biographical note about Col[onel] Campbell of Taransay [Tarasaigh] that he was uncle to the 'most remarkable fine' and unmarried Captain [Kenneth] Campbell, noting where the captain lived and died. The note also states that the colonel became proprietor of Uardle Kintire [probably Ugadale, Cinn Tìre/Kintyre].
Dates: 10 July 1870

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

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 Sorchan a Ghille Hirstich and accompanying vocabulary note, 8 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/34
Scope and Contents Note about Sorchan a Ghille Hirstich [Sorachan a' Ghille Hiortaich] describing it as a big stone halfway between Paible and Aoi [Paibeil and Uidh, Tarasaigh/Taransay] with a comfortable seat in the back of it. The accompanying vocabulary note reads 'Eiteag. Eiteag na beinne = Spar rock'.
Dates: 8 July 1870

Note about Taransay House and theland quality on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 10 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/62
Scope and Contents Note about Taransay House, Tarasaigh/Taransay describing its dimensions, construction and estimating it to have been built about three hundred years before [c1570]. Also mentioned is the 'fine large garden [of] good soil but ill cultivated' which leads on to a description of the land quality on the island, the presence of lazybeds and the 'Beautiful grazing...espe[cially] at Aoi Paible and Rà good water' [Uidh, Paibeil and Raah].
Dates: 10 July 1870

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

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

Two stories relating to the rocks and seaweed on Tarasaigh/Taransay, 8 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/33
Scope and Contents Two stories relating to the rocks and seaweed on Tarasaigh/Taransay, the first states that 'Clach-ultach at Mol-mircein [is] a long & per[pendicular] round granite pillar ...of old persons used to lift it' and describes how a young, strong lad from Caolas Scalpay [Caolas Scalpaigh/Kyles Scalpay, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] tried to lift it but let it fall and it broke. Noting that 'mircein' is 'a seaweed of the tangle kind', the second story tells how Capt[ain] [Kenneth] Campbell would walk...
Dates: 8 July 1870