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...
24 June 1887