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Western Isles Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Account of a trip to the Western Isles and St. Kilda

Identifier: Coll-1430
Scope and Contents Manuscript account of a 'Pedestrian tour round the west coast of Scotland in 1849', in August of that year, followed by an account of a 'Trip aboard the Free Kirk Breadalbane yacht with 3 ministers to St. Kilda, Staffa, and back' in 1850.

The volume has inserted a monochromatically tinted sketch of St. Kilda
Dates: 1849-1850

Correspondence from Alfred Harker, 1888-1899

Identifier: Coll-74/11/21
Scope and Contents The Correspondence from Alfred Harker sub-series consists of:
  1. 7 letters, chronologically arranged (1888-1899)
Dates: 1888-1899

Geological Survey notebook 'Q Q', 1893-1894

Identifier: Coll-74/1/6
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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Dates: 1893-1894

Hebrides or Western Isles, c1877

Identifier: Coll-99/11/9/7
Scope and Contents To an 1872 reprint of the map created from a survey of 1865, minor annotations have been added.
Dates: c1877

Hydrographic Maps, c1877

Identifier: Coll-99/11/9
Scope and Contents Hydrographic maps, created by the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, annotated and hand-coloured by James Geikie when he was involved in surveying the north and north-west of Scotland and the Western Isles..
Dates: c1877

Note about worship by druids in the Outer Hebrides, c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/58
Scope and Contents Note about worship by druids in the Outer Hebrides including a description of the worship on sìthean [fairy hills] and their burning of fires there. Also lists the various festivals which they would celebrate and that they influenced the naming of fairy hills. Carmichael notes the fairy hill at Fi-leum Stronnd [Srannda/Strond, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] and to ask a woman called Beathag in Berneray [Beàrnaraigh] about Croc-sonari there.
Dates: c1872

Note entitled 'N[orth]. Rona', 15 December 1885

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/304
Scope and Contents Note entitled 'N[orth]. Rona' taken from John MacCulloch's The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland containing a description of the size and appearance of North Rona [Rònaigh], including the height of cliffs. He notes that Saint Ronan is the patron saint of the seas and that Kenneth MacCagie had to stay there for 8 years. The island had no peats and no water except for holes in the rocks. The description of the adjacent island of Barr or Sulisker [Sula Sgeir] is...
Dates: 15 December 1885

Note regarding grave-digging on Fridays, c1893

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/34
Scope and Contents Note regarding grave-digging on Fridays that 'In some of the isles no Grave was opened on Friday nor person buried'.
Dates: c1893

Note which reads 'Lachlan Duff Moulin Pitlochry book about West isles', 29 August 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/110
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Lachlan Duff Moulin Pitlochry [Siorramachd Pheairt/Perthshire] book about West isles'
Dates: 29 August 1870

Possibly historical notes [writing smudged and illegible], c1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/97
Scope and Contents The writing for this item is smudged and mostly illegible but it appears to contain historical notes relating to the Western Isles possibly including mentions of wells and boats.
Dates: c1872