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Story and note about eels, 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/117
Scope and Contents Story and note about eels collected from Ian Macaulay [John MacAulay], from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann]. The story tells how Ian's mother had lost her loinid [churn-staff] and it was discovered in a well, which was 'alive with eels...All wriggling in the most extrao[rdinary] manner + their tails tied togeth[er] in the twisted or plaited rope.' Notes that eels breed in the sea but he never saw any roe in those that he fished adding...
Dates: 24 June 1887