Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 498 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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'.
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.]