Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
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. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...
Dates: 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875
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 Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about Captain Forrest, that he came from Spain [with the Spanish Armada] and had to swim across to Cru an eich [The Horse Shoe/Cru an Eich, Cearrara/Kerrera, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The note also mentions witches in Mull [Am Muile/Isle of Mull] that it was the 'chief place' for witches and that Calum Cille [St Columba] said 'Bi pairt am Muile dhiu fhad sa bhios bo dhu na bhreac ann' and the...
Dates: 27 September 1883
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that there were [wooden] holy statues or images of Curalan [St Cyril], Calum Cille [St Columba] and St Moluag kept in the church on Cuirralan [Beinn Churalain], Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which were destroyed by 'sgampeoran' [scamps] who came to a bad end as a result and that there was a castle on top of Beinn Chuirailain [Beinn Churalain].
Dates: 29 August 1883
Scope and Contents Poetic dialogue between Calum Cille [St Columba] and Moluag [St Moluag] beginning 'Lismore, ars Maluag lis a Lismore gur sin lios broin Cal[um Cille].'
Dates: September 1870
Scope and Contents Publisher's proof of an article relating to Calum Cille/St Columba and Ì Chaluim Chille/Iona, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, bearing annotations in pencil, blue ink and black ink. The pages are numbered '3' and '4' and some of the sub-headings are 'Carn Cul Ri Eirinn, Port-a-Churiach and An Curach.
Scope and Contents Story about a blacksmith on Aoi [Ì Chaluim Chille/Iona, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] in St Columba's time. The blacksmith did not need to use tongs as he could hold the hot iron in his hands. He went to Mull [Muile] where he saw a beautiful woman with a cow. When he returned he said they should buy a cow and Calum Cille [St Columba] said 'Far am bi bo bith bean far am bi bean bith buair[eadh]' [Where there's a cow, there's a woman, and where there's a woman, there's trouble]. After that the...
Scope and Contents Story about fishing on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Baile Meadhanach/Ballymeanach, there that fishing would take place at Oin Hailigeo [Abhainn Shailigeo/Saligo River] or Loch Gruinart and that once a man caught a losgain [frog or toad] and gave it to Calum Cille [St Columba], who made a curse that every salmon would face out to sea and none would return. The story concludes that the lake used to be full of salmon.
Dates: June 1887