Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 93 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Rhyme about sea creatures beginning 'Seac[hd] sgadain sa brad[ain] seac[hd] brad[ain] sa roin'. Text has been scored through as if the text has been transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Riddle entitled 'Ceistean' about two fishermen in which the listener has to guess the number of fish each man has caught.
Scope and Contents Song probably collected from Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, beginning 'A Mhor Mhor till no, is fuar am bad an t ait[e]'. The song consists of seven lines and a note which reads 'Bacan a few trout' in reference to the final line of the song 'Gheo thu am bacan bhreac bho'n lochan'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 22 August 1903
Scope and Contents Story about a drowned puppy collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann]. The story tells how boys used to make ceallagan [strings of hooks] for fishermen. One boy drowned a puppy and the next morning a trosg [cod] was caught on his ceallag [string of hooks] and when it was opened up the drowned puppy was found inside it. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 24 June 1887
Scope and Contents Story about a large fish, which was caught at Diabaig in Torasdan [Toirbheartan/Torridon, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty]. It was eighteen inches long and a red tape was tied around its tail. It was caught on the East Coast the following season. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Story probably collected from Anthony Campbell, Kentangval [Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] about a large fish the 'size of a spinning wheel' seen by a man named MacLeod from Grimsay [Griomasaigh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist].
Dates: 23 March 1877
Scope and Contents Story about a trout in Tobar Dòmhnall nan Òrd which was reportedly 140 years old collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73 years. The trout was taken out by a 'strange lad' who put it back again but the trout died.
Dates: 27 September 1883
Scope and Contents Story collected from Neill Macpherson [Neil MacPherson], aged 95, pauper, Lianacleit, Benbecula [Lionacleit/Liniclate, Beinn na Faoghla], about fishing for basking sharks off Uist [Uibhist] including the method by which the basking shark is caught and killed and the comment that ‘steamers are supposed to be the cause of the absence of the sun-fish’.
Scope and Contents Story about fishing on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, there that fishing would take place at Oin Hailigeo [Abhainn Shailigeo/Saligo River] or Loch Gruinart and that once a man caught a losgain [frog or toad] and gave it to Calum Cille [St Columba], who made a curse that every salmon would face out to sea and none would return. The story concludes that the lake used to be full of salmon.
Dates: June 1887