Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Archaeological and historical notes collected from John MacKinnon, Cairinis/Carinish, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist on the construction of Teampull na Trionaid. Included in the details are that the gable of the building fell down after people dug at the foundations to get the flagstone which were there. A man known as Uilleam Clachair, possibly William Paterson, who came from Assaint a Tua [Asainte/Assynt, Cataibh/Sutherland] to work at Baile Raghnaill/Balranald and Baile nan Caileach/Nunton...
Dates: 18 January 1871
Scope and Contents Custom of 'Oiche an Da Shuiper' [The Night of the Two Suppers], which was held on 22 June each year. In Cataibh/Sutherland there was a supper at nine o'clock and another at midnight. 'The time between was passed in great festivities dancing and singing'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, which he used to collect material mainly from a Mary MacRae, Dùnan, Letterfearn, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty, Ciorstan MacLean née Cameron, Leideag, Barraigh/Isle of Barra and Margaret Campbell née Stewart and her husband Andrew, tinkers at Bohespic, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire. There are twenty folios the first fourteen of which contain text. Most of the material was collected from Mary MacRae, who sang several waulking songs and...
Dates: August 1903 to July 1904
Scope and Contents Fragment of a piobaireachd song beginning 'Thainig cait thainig cait, ris an droch uair thainig iad' [Thàinig Na Cait Oirnn or The Cat Are Come On Us]. The song is composed of eight lines.
Scope and Contents Fragment of a verse collected from Angus MacAulay, aged 82, An Cnoc/Knock, Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis beginning 'Cuim tug mi cion don fhear ud, Do Mhurchaidh mear mac MhicLeod'. The verse is composed of six lines. The accompanying note reads 'Stra[th] Leoid bet[ween] Ullapool &Catao[bh]' [possibly Bealach Beinn Leòid, Ulapul, both Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty and Cataibh/Sutherland].
Dates: 29 August 1868
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on geology, largely from the north of Scotland, including Peterhead, Ullapool, Sutherland, Assynt, and Lochs Torridon, Maree and Broom. References are made to the granite at Aberdeen, the sand at Forres and Banffshire limestone, amongst other things.
Scope and Contents Notes for 5 lectures on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles' given to the Royal Institution in 1884, along with printed abstracts. Sir Archibald Geikie focused on geological formations around the British Isles, with comparisons from European and North American locations, looking at the materials of which they are composed and the processes which went into their creation.
Scope and Contents Notes for 6 lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', encompasing a wide variety of related subjects. Sir Archibald Geike looked at various geological periods and how both the areas occupied by land and water changed over time. He looked at the creation of many geological formations, at the materials they were composed of and the processes involved, including the infleunce of different elements within the natural world. He used as examples numerous locations, mostly within the British Isles but...
Dates: late 19th century
Scope and Contents Notes on the situation of Tarasaigh/Taransay houses stating that some are supposed to be built over tungas [tombs], connecting the placename Tunng or Tongue, Sutherland [Tunga, Cataibh] with it and noting that Àird nan Ceall is to be found at 'the points of land S[outh] W[est] of the temples.'
Dates: 8 July 1870