Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = CW
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Etymological and geographical note collected from Hector MacLeod, aged 85, at Caisteal Bhuirgh/Borve Castle, Lionacleit/Linaclate, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula stating that Creaga Loisgte got its name from being the place where kelp was first burnt, by an Irishman called Ruari na Luath. He had come to the islands to teach kelp-making. Hector says that this was the best place for giomaich and crubagan [lobster and crab] and that potatos and bere [barley] are now grown there. His wife's great...
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael probably while he lived at 31, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, as this address is written in ink on the first folio. Written on the inside front cover but heavily scored is text which reads 'Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, [- Islay], widow of Mal[colm] MacLeod [Loch-]. The majority of the notebook contains material collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/ Islay relating folklore and natural history about the birds, fish, shellfish and animals found in and...
Scope and Contents Note on a gull feeding on 'easgan chaol dhubh' [eel] in flight noting how the eel escaped three times only to be caught before it reached the ground again.
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Anthony Campbell, Kentangval [Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] on eels, how they move and a story about a large eel once caught at Airdabhorain [Àird Mhurain, Barraigh/Barra].
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Anthony Campbell, Kentangval [Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] on otters, young otters and how they eat eels.
Scope and Contents Note on Dun Buie [Dùn Buidhe, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] describing its situation and accompanying story possibly collected from Donald MacInnes aged 73 of Buail-uacrach, Iocar [Buail'-uachdrach/Bualuachrach, Ìochdar] which tells of the witch who lived in Uamh Nic Amhais and who was seen by a young lad spinning 'driamlach' [fishing line] into a web. Although she asked him not to tell anyone about it, he did and consequently drowned. She also cursed five brothers who were out fishing, four of...
Scope and Contents Story, probably collected from 'Nor[man] the Bank', Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist, about a girl [Ish[bel] Diarmaid, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach/Isle of Skye] being 'cut to the bone' by an eel bite.
Scope and Contents Story about an eel which caught a man's leg at Leacali [Leac a LÌ/Lackalee, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] but [it was later caught and a piece was taken out of it]. Each line of text has been scored through horizontally.