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Argyllshire Scotland

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 498 Collections and/or Records:

List of fish names and note about the fish 'siolag-ghobach' [sand-eel], June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/72
Scope and Contents List of fish names and note about the fish 'siolag-ghobach' [sand-eel] probably collected on Ìle/Islay noting that the sand-eel is 'as large ling - 9 in[ches] in gob of this one - blue - not eaten - not in sand'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

List of names and place-names connected with birds and a saying, 9 June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/99
Scope and Contents List written on Giodha [Giogha/Gigha, Earra Ghaidheal/Argyllshire] of bird names and place-names there and in Cinn Tìre/Kintyre connected with birds and a saying which reads 'Posadh thar beinn 's goisteac thar fo lingeara' and explaining 'Lingearac' as 'Midden'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

List of place-names and a note about lights, 6 July 1892

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126f/8
Scope and Contents List of place-names and a note about lights probably collected from Duncan MacNiven, retired schoolmaster, Airds Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire including the different places known as 'Cnoc-Aingil', 'Dun-chathaich' and 'Dun-Cr[e]ag[ach]'. Some of the place-names are bracketed and the note reads 'These were lighted on danger' but it is not clear from the text exactly which place-names relate to lights. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

List of three houses on Lismore, August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/24
Scope and Contents List of three houses in Lismore [Lios Mòr] at Goirteana Glasa, at Creuch and at Bile Kilchiaran [Kilcheran].

Milking song beginning 'Till an crodh', June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/97
Scope and Contents Milking song probably collected on Ìle/Islay beginning 'Till an crodh, Till an crodh laoch' [crodh laoigh].

Note about a battle between the Leonaich and the Ruitich, 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/258
Scope and Contents Note about a battle between the Leonaich and the Ruitich which took place at Creag [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. It notes that the 'Leanag' are the same as the 'Leonaich' and that Acha-da-cathan, close to Shian [An Sìdhean/South Shian] is where two fierce battles were fought.

Note about a building at Castle Chaifin [Castle Coeffin], September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/82
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'Below the entrance to Castle Chaifin [Castle Coeffin, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] was some large building some 40 y[ards] x 10 [yards].

Note about a cave 'Ua[mh] nan cathag nam casa dearg', August 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/104
Scope and Contents Note about a cave 'Ua nan cathag nam cas dearg' [Uamh na Cathaig, Lios Mòr/Lismore] said to contain stalagmites and stalactites. Close to it, at Salen [An Sàilean], is a well, which is covered at half-flood and on which 'lianaiach' [sea-ware] grows. The note states that the last of the bird 'cathag nan casa dearg' [chough] was killed by a Rankin in Fort William [An Gearasdan, Siorramachd Inbhir Nis/Inverness-shire]. An illustration, possibly of a feather, is included.

Note about a Celtic cross at Cloi na Mac Rì, 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/239
Scope and Contents Note about a Celtic cross at Cloi na Mac Rì [Glenamachrie, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. The location is given as a round sharp hillock close to the road but the original location as 'down behind garden and outhouses'.

Note about a church door, September 1870

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/67
Scope and Contents Note which reads 'The door of the church on top of the Crois was in the west.' [St Moluag's Cathedral, Crois Dubh Lios Mòr or Black Cross of Lismore, Lios Mòr/Lismore, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire.]