Islay Argyllshire Scotland
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Account of a trip to Ìle/ Islay entitled 'Iain Og Ile' in which Alexander Carmichael describes how he travelled there and his meeting with the Marquis of Lorne before the inauguration of the monument to Iain Òg Ìle [John Francis Campbell of Islay]. He notes the afterdinner speakers, describing his own speech as 'a bungled affair', and also describes Islay House, noting the gardener as Thomas Hill and his connections with the Campbells of Islay.
Dates: 3 June 1887
Scope and Contents Account of 'Clann 'Ic Illemhicheil' [Carmichaels], collected from Eoghan Mac Illemhicheil [Hugh Carmichael], age 80, Druim-na-moine, Apuinn [Druim-na-moina, Apainn/Appin, Earra-Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in which he describes the family as being the oldest clan in the area (six hundred years), originating in Annat. He gives a brief account of Alexander's own family, the Barons of Taigh Sgurrain: their descent from the Easbaig Bàn or Fair-haired Bishop, and the loss of their lands to Sir Donald...
Dates: 14 December 1864
Scope and Contents Address and accompanying note which reads 'Don[ald] Macmurdoch, Baile meadhonach, Portnahaven, Islay [Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, Port na h-Abhainne, Ìle] good naturalist.'
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 Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected mostly in An Apainn/Appin and Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire. A large proportion of the stories and biographical information about Appin was collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, who was known as Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair. Amongst the material collected from Dòmhnall a' Bhrocair are proverbs, sayings, customs, stories about local figures and families and historic anecdotes. The other main...
Dates: 1883 to 1887
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on the geology of parts of Scotland (including Edinburgh, Arran, Mull and Islay) of parts of England and also of Pomeroy, Ireland. References are made to Plymouth limestone, Skye granite, toadstones in Derbyshire and papers on raised beaches at Loch Carron.
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Historical notes relating to the marriages and offspring of Clan Donald and accompanying archaeological notes about chapels, 1894
Scope and Contents Historical notes relating to the marriages and offspring of Clan Donald Godfrey of Siol Gorrie [Sìol Goraidh] and Donald first Earl of Ross, John Earl of Antrim and Alexander of Lochaber. Accompanying archaeological notes relate to chapels built close to each other.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas Forster Brown of the firm Forster Brown and Rees, Mining and Civil Engineers requesting a reference or some assistance to help him ascertain whether gold or silver is mined on Islay, the annual value of such and the composition of other minerals recovered.
Dates: 01 July 1898
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Thomas Forster Brown thanking him for arranging for a member of the Geological Survey of Great Britain staff to investigate his request concerning gold and silver mining on Islay.
Dates: 09 July 1898
Scope and Contents List of fish names and note about the fish 'siolag-ghobach' [sand-eel] probably collected on Ìle/Islay noting that the sand-eel is 'as large ling - 9 in[ches] in gob of this one - blue - not eaten - not in sand'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887