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Fish

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 93 Collections and/or Records:

Rhyme about sea creatures, 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW107/60
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.
Dates: 1869

Riddle entitled 'Ceistean' about two fishermen, c1862

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/31
Scope and Contents Riddle entitled 'Ceistean' about two fishermen in which the listener has to guess the number of fish each man has caught.
Dates: c1862

Song beginning 'A Mhor Mhor till no', 22 August 1903

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/6
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

Story about a drowned puppy, 24 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/127
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

Story about a large fish, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/52
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.
Dates: 1901

Story about a large fish, 23 March 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/20
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

Story about a trout in Tobar Dòmhnall nan Òrd, 27 September 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/188
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

Story about fishing for basking sharks off Uist, 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/50
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’.
Dates: 1877

Story about fishing on Ìle/Islay and Calum Cille [St Columba], June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/49
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

Story about how the flounder got its crooked mouth, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/51
Scope and Contents Story about how the flounder got its crooked mouth. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 1901