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Found in 388 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note probably collected on Ìle/Islay about trout, both 'breac' and 'geallag' [gealag], found in a cod [trosg] stomach. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887
Note about Uamh Airi 'n t Sluic Lochsheilevagh [Uamh Airidh an t-Sluic Loch Sheileabhaig] and accompanying diagram, 25 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note about Uamh Airi 'n t Sluic, Lochsheilevagh [Uamh Àiridh an t-Sluic, Loch Sheileabhaig, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and accompanying diagram noting its location as being close to Caolas Liursay [Caolas Liubharsaigh] surrounded by 'sticky gluey consistent mud' and describing the place in relation to its given name. He states that on arrival he realised they'd been there before 'although we did not know it which is provoking now that it might have saved all this lost bother'. There is...
Dates: 25 March 1872
Scope and Contents Note about yew and hazel, stating that Glen Iur [Gleann Iubhair/Glen Ure, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] is full of yew, and that a hazel was taken from the garden to Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] for the archers [Royal Company of Archers]. The word 'piollachadh' is given for 'lopping of trees'.
Dates: 29 August 1883
Scope and Contents Note probably collected on Ìle/Islay, describing the 'Gearran cruacach' as 'narrow tail large wide mouth some as large as trosg' [cod].
Dates: June 1887
Note differentiating between Appin in Argyllshire and Appin in Perthshire and accompanying rhyme, August 1883
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire differentiating between Appin in Argyllshire [An Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal] and Appin in Perthshire [Apainn nam Mèinnearach/Appin of Dull, Siorrachd Peairt]. The accompanying rhyme, a sheiling rhyme, includes other places in those counties such as Coire bhacai and Coire bhuiri [Coire Bhachdaidh and Coire Bhùirich]. Also a vocabulary note that 'ruithe' [ruighe] means the same as 'airi[dh]'...
Dates: August 1883
Scope and Contents Note written by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Bionach or Biorach' describing different words used for horses at different stages of their lives in An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris, Uibhist/Uist and Barraigh/Isle of Barra, including how Bionach' in the Isle of Skye becomes 'Biorach' in Uist and Barra. Also the use of 'Isean an eich' for a foal until six months of age when they become 'Spriodach' or 'foal searach'. He states that a horse is...
Scope and Contents Note by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Butterfly' describing how the 'Dalan De' of golden colour if seen flying over a corpse signifies that their spirit is in heaven. The superstition only applies to this particular kind of butterfly. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Coithean or Cuman' about making pails for milking. The size of the 'bleoghean' varied according to the number of cattle to be milked in the fold. 'There were twelve staves in it a black and white in succession and the twelveth (sic) was five or six inches higher and thicker at the top. It was the handle.' If the staves of a 'Coithean' showed their original colour then the milkmaid was deemed 'clean and tidy and qualified to make...
Scope and Contents Note by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Fuath' describing it as a invisible spirit deemed an omen that a family will lose all their possessions shortly. It appears in a whirl wind, secluded places or 'at wakes of wicked people'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.