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Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1887

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120
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...

Fragment of a story about the second-sighted ferryman and Colin Campbell of Glenure, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/64
Scope and Contents Fragment of a story collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that the ferryman [Archibald MacInnes] at Fasnacloich, Glencreran [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] had the second sight, and asked Cailen Glinn-Iur [Cailean Ghlinn Iubhair or Cailean Uaine/Colin Campbell of Glenure] [not to cross over on the day he was murdered into Appin].

Note about corries and mountains in Argyllshire, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/97
Scope and Contents Note possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about corries and mountains in Argyll [Earra Ghàidheal] including Coire Buie [Coire Buidhe], Beinn Scuileart [Beinn Sgulaird], Creach Bheinn, Coire na Circe [Coire Circe] and Benderloch [Meudarloch].

Note about Donald MacColl 'Donul Brocair', 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/63
Scope and Contents Note about Donald MacColl 'Donul Brocair', [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 89 or 93 collected from him. On average he would kill, fifty foxes, six wild cats and sixty-six 'martin cats' in a season. He worked for 53 years. The note also mentions that at a fair at Tai-an-ribi [Taigh an Ribidh/Tynribbie, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] the best looking men were from Lismore.

Note about Duncan Bàn Macintyre, 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/176
Scope and Contents Note about Duncan Bàn Macintyre 'Don[nachadh] Bàn nan oran' and his wife Màiri Bhàn Òg [Mary Macintyre] collected from Donald MacColl, [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. It states that Duncan and Màiri were in Glasdruim [Glasdrum] and that he was about five feet ten inches tall 'well made & good looking' and that she was a 'fine handsome woman'. He was looking for subscriptions for the second edition of his songs and he spoke to Donald.

Note about 'Na Leonaich' and 'Na Ruitich', 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/73
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that the tribes 'Na Leonaich' and 'Na Ruitich' fought at Cladh Chuiralain [Cladh Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and the people of the glens joined one side but were killed. Notes that Tobar nan Cìioch is used for a sore heart.

Note about priests preaching on Sgeir a' Phobuil, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/67
Scope and Contents Note about priests preaching on Sgeir a' Phobuil [An Apainn/Appin] and that Cill Mhodain in Ardchattan [Cille Mhaodain/Àird Chatain] was the oldest [priory] in Argyllshire, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Also notes that Sir Walter Scott was in Glencreran several times, while Donald was there.

Note about St Cyril's graveyard, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/95
Scope and Contents Note possibly collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about St Cyril's graveyard [Cladh Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] and how the biers of the 'Eaglaish Shass[anach]' [English Church (Episcopal Church)] 'are smashed against an aged gnarled low cuilion holly tree after it carries up the dead' there, whereas presbyterian biers are covered with a cloth.

Note about statutes of Calum Cille and St Moluag, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/75
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].

Note about stones and wells for healing, 29 August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/65
Scope and Contents Note, probably collected from Donald MacColl [foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire], about stones and wells for healing in Appin [An Apainn] including Creag Chuirulain [Creag Churalain], Chuiralain Tobar [Churalain Tobar], Tobar nan Sul [Tobar an Sùl], Clach an Droma and Tobar a Ghlun [Tobar a' Ghlùin]. Some descriptions of the stones and wells and the ailments they heal are noted.