Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Notes which read,' The St Kilda woman's buitseac[hd]. Starrag = A crow. Liabost, Lybster, Innoruige, Wick, Innorthorsai Thurso' [Liabost/Lybster, Inbhir Uige/Wick, Inbhir Theòrsa/Thurso, Gallaibh/Caithness].
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.
John Horne wrote to Sir Archibald Geikie on 17 July 1903, passing on various points on raised beaches which had been submitted to the Geological Survey Office for Geikie's consideration. These included the lack of beaches at Caithness, Orkney and Shetland.
Newspaper cuttings relating to various subjects including: Scottish place names, clan history, topography, the Inneses of Caithness and pipe tunes. The cuttings were taken from the following publications, Oban Times, Glasgow Herald, Peoples Journal, Northern Chronicle, Perthshire Advertiser, Northern Ensign and the Highland News.
The cuttings are contained in three envelopes, addressed to the Rev Charles M. Robertson, Jura, Islay and Ullapool.
Note about a quarry on Tarasaigh/Taransay which reads 'Near Uamh Mhic Cailein [possibly Uamh Mhic Ailein] is a quarry of flags as fine as any of the Caithness flags. It c[o]u[l]d be worked to advantage. Flags were taken from here to Fincastle.'
Note, written by an unknown individual, entitled 'St Barr of Finbarr First Bishop of Cork' detailing the life of St Barr and including references to sources for his life history. The text is written in ink but on folio 71v in Carmichael's hand is written 'He was bishop of Caithness'.
Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History', 1881
Story entitled 'Druidh Achabheannaich' from Latheron, Caithness [Latharan, Gallaibh] about a small circular fold like altar in the middle of a heather-covered cairn just to the east of the Druid's Stone, Clach nan Druidhneach, where it is believed that druids who had become too old were burnt alive. Among those was a young druid who was preparing the altar for such a ceremony when he choked on the smoke and died. It was said that he was snatched by the old druid's spirit.