Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Place-names connected to Altnaharra: Allt na h-Eirbhe, Loch na h-Eirbhe and Port na h-Eirbhe [Altnaharra, Loch Cataibh/Sutherland]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: August 1909
Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History', 1881
Scope and Contents First proof copy of an article by Sir Archibald Geikie on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History' from printers Clay, Sons and Taylor, for Macmillan the publisher in 1881. This looked at ancient peoples and legendary figures, puting them in the context of the evolution of the natural world. Including elements such as the impact of the devlopment of commerce and the move from an agricultural to an urban industrial society, Sir Archibald Geikie mapped them to...
Scope and Contents To an 1872 reprint of the map created from a survey of 1849, covering the Isle of Lewis and the western parts of the counties of Cromarty and Sutherland, minor annotations have been added.
Scope and Contents To an 1872 reprint of the map created from a survey of 1846-1865, covering the Western Isles and the west coast of Scotland from Argyll to Sutherland, colouring and minor annotations has been added.
Scope and Contents Story about the Banna, a beautiful creature which was like a woman from the waist up and a salmon from the waist down/ She sat 'on a boulder at the junction of the Carron with the Banna' [Abhainn Charrain/River Carron, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty and Drochaid a' Bhanna/Bonar Bridge, Cataibh/Sutherland] with a 'comb of silver combing her golder hair and a mirror of crystal to reflect her face'. The story tells how she was 'wont to take children with her to her grianan but the 'noise of the...
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Cat Taobh' [Cataibh or Sutherland] collected from Angus MacPhail, Breascleit, Carlobhagh, Lews [Breasclate, Carlabhagh/Carloway, Eilean Leòdhais/Lewis] at Dr Morrison's house, Grassmarket, Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann] in which a sailor lands on foreign soil and meets a king who is guarded on either side by soldiers who have their swords drawn to kill rats. The sailor says that his cat will keep rats and mice away and so he brings one ashore and on seeing that he was telling the...
Dates: 5 December 1884
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Heigir or Eigir' describing the term as being commonly used amongst old highlanders and 'often used as a nick-name ofr hald grown boys, having a pale looking face long thin bones and bent inwards casan cuiladh or cuile.' He describes how it is pronounced in different parts of Gaelic-speaking Scotland with examples of expressions. Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for 'Sgiobal' which reads 'Sgiobal = barn, especially barn where tithes are collected as Sgiobhal Skibo in Sutherland [Cataibh] once the seat of the bishop'.