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Argyllshire Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 498 Collections and/or Records:

Note about duns at Dunsgeig and Carradale, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/100
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.'

Note about Eas nan Ùig, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/125
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'.

Note about eating fish and vocabulary notes, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/69
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'.

Note about Episcopalian burials at St Cyril's graveyard, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/101
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.

Note about Fail na Muic and Fail an Tuirc, 1884

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/243
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].

Note about Fasnacloich, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/127
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.

Note about Fear Achnacrois, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/42
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.

Note about Feill Churalain [St Cyril's Festival], 27 September 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/190
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.

Note about finds at Tom a' Mhòid, August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/25
Scope and Contents Note that at Tom a' Mhòid [Lios Mòr/Lismore] skeletons were found along with remains of walls.

Note about footprints in rock, 27 September 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/156
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.