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Scope and Contents Note probably collected on Ìle/Islay about the breeding habits of 'gobag' [sand eel], 'murlach' [dogfish] and 'sgat' [skate] that they breed 'like the dogs'; that they cut through fishing lines 'like [a] razor' and that eels breed from a horse's hair and that a dog's hair is as good as horse hair. The vocabulary note reads 'Casach = snod iasgaich' [fishing-line].
Scope and Contents Note about eating fish probably collected on Ìle/Islay stating that 'The ugsa and Pioc[aich] are the cleanest eats in the sea. Fry of herring eat[en] ciuban used as bait'. The vocabulary notes show 'Bacach = Turbot' and 'Bradan-Leathan = Halibut'.
Scope and Contents Note about Eilean an Du-chonnaidh, that is used to be an island and was seen by men still alive as such, that it is 'now a strand with two pyramidal remnants of moss standing over the clam shingle near Creagorry - between the point of Aird an eoin and Hacleit' [Creag Ghoraidh, Àrd-an-eoin and Haclait/Hacklet all Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula]. 'Du-chonnaidh' is described as fresh or green brush wood.
Scope and Contents Note, probably collected from Alexander MacKenzie, Uisgebhagh/Uiskevagh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula, about Fenian placenames with associated verse and vocabulary. MacKenzie states that Gleann na Tullach is in Polliu [Gleann Tùlacha and Poll-iù/Poolewe, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty], that Diarmaid's grave is there and that his two white dogs were buried with him one at each foot. On top of the hill there is a place called 'Suicheachan Fhinn' and on the north side of this is Gleann-na-Muic...
Scope and Contents Note about horse or cow hair collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, the meaning of which is unclear. Also, vocabulary note which reads 'Conachag = shell'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Note about insects that they are 'complicated'; that 'The gorgeous drag[on]fly being the bloodyiest (sic) thing in all creation'; that 'Cobhar na Cuthaig is an insect' and that 'Little fleas have lesser fleas upon their legs'.