Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 498 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Note about duns at Dun Sgeig and Carradale [Dùn Skeig and Càradal both Cinn Tìre/Kintyre] that one 'is a pen[insula] nearly an island.'
Scope and Contents Note about Eas nan Ùig [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyll], that Carmichaels were buried there; that the MacLaurins [MacLarens] of Duror and the MacColls of Glaisdrum [Glasdrum] fought there; that Donul nan Ord [Dòmhnall nan Òrd] hid there and that the Carmichaels and Stewarts were 'bosom friends' or 'lèine-chneis'.
Scope and Contents Note about eating fish probably collected on Ìle/Islay stating that 'The ugsa and Pioc[aich] are the cleanest eats in the sea. Fry of herring eat[en] ciuban used as bait'. The vocabulary notes show 'Bacach = Turbot' and 'Bradan-Leathan = Halibut'.
Scope and Contents Note about Episcopalian burials at St Cyril's graveyard [Cladh Churalain, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] describing how they run into the graveyard rather than walk and that once the coffin is removed from the bier it is smashed against a tree.
Scope and Contents Note about 'Fail na Muic' and 'Fail an Tuirc' that they were slits in the hillside where the pig and the boar slept. Also notes that Croc an Chronan and Loch na Dunach near there [Cnoc a' Chrònain and Loch na Dùnach, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire].
Scope and Contents Note about Fasnacloich [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] that its old name was 'Baile na Callain' and that near there a scotch fir grows out of a boulder.
Scope and Contents A note probably collected from Christina Campbell née Macintyre, Lios Mòr/Lismore Earra, Ghàidheal/Argyllshire that Fear Achnacrois brought Irish workers over from Ireland to work lint on Lismore [Lios Mòr] and that this man was a relation of Alexander Carmichael's.
Scope and Contents Note about Feill Churalain [Fèill Churalain/St Cyril's Festival] collected from John Livingstone 'Muillear Mòr', Portnacroish, Appin [Port na Crois, Apainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] aged 73, that it was held at Sgeir a' Phobuill, that the girls of Glencreran would have 'babagan beithe' (tassles of birch) and that it was held on 16 March 'Cuiralain an diugh us Pàdruig am màireach' ('Curalan today and Patrick tomorrow'). Also notes that St Cyril's Church was built of clay.
Scope and Contents Note probably collected from Donald MacColl, foxhunter, Glencreran, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire, about footprints in a rock left by the Lochaber women who stole cheese from Cuiralainn [Curalan/St Cyril]. This rock sheltered men after the Battle of Culloden.